Russia Says Vaccine Trials To Be Conducted In India, Officials Deny
The Morning Standard|August 13, 2020
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Russia Says Vaccine Trials To Be Conducted In India, Officials Deny
Russia has claimed that phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine, which it launched on Tuesday, will also be conducted in India, among other countries, but officials in the Union Health Ministry dismissed it saying there was no talk on any such collaboration yet.
Sumi Sukanya Dutta

The controversial vaccine — Sputnik V — has been approved by Russia even amid major concerns on its safety and efficacy as it has not completed human trials yet and has been tested on less than 100 individuals.

The first clinical trials of the vaccine had begun only on June 17. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of the vaccine for use, claiming it as a “world first,” amid continued concern and unanswered questions over its safety and effectiveness. The Russian government has announced that its mass production will start next month and it will be available for public use by October.

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August 13, 2020