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Corona Vaccine Sputnik-V is More Effective Than Thought

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The Russian corona vaccine Sputnik-V is more effective than thought, according to the makers.


After reviewing data from people vaccinated with it, the drug is reported to be 97.6 percent effective.

In the earlier large-scale study of the corona vaccine, an effectiveness of 91.6 percent was found. The study published in the medical journal The Lancet in early February involved approximately 20,000 people.

The new rate is based on data from 3.8 million Russians who are maximally protected against Covid-19 with two doses of Sputnik-V. The new data is expected to be published in a medical journal in May, following a review by other scientists.

The vaccine has been approved for use in 60 countries, according to the Gamaleja Institute, which developed the corona vaccine.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has not yet assessed Sputnik-V but is already looking at the vaccine through an accelerated procedure by examining the available data.

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