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Putin announces that Russia has first Covid-19 vaccine

What Happened:

  • On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval and registration of a coronavirus vaccine.

  • The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya Institute and has been named Sputnik-V.

  • Russia has yet to go through Phase 3 trials of the vaccine and has not released any scientific data on its testing.

  • Some have expressed concerns over the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.

  • In June, China approved the testing of an experimental vaccine for its military.

What was Said:

  • Putin announced the vaccine as a "world first." He also said that has daughter has already taken the vaccine and that she "feels well."

  • Putin says the vaccine underwent all of the necessary tests.

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