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Russia’s “Sputnik V” COVID Vaccine A Surprise Global Hit

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Bloomberg, one of the most implicitly pro-western media outlets in existence, has finally admitted, after months of promoting skepticism, that Russian COVID-19 vaccine trail data published by The Lancet shows that the Kremlin might have a surprise international success. Just days after NYT columnist Thomas Friedman accused President Putin of trusting “what comes out of the ground more than the stuff that might come out of his people’s heads,” Bloomberg reports that 20 countries, including key markets like India and Brazil, are already lining up to buy the vaccine.

Russia's "Sputnik V" COVID Vaccine A Surprise Global Hit

Source: Bloomberg

With an efficacy rate above 90%, Russia’s vaccine, developed by the country’s Gamelaya Institute with support from Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, has been found to be more effective than China’s, which is why several countries – including EU member Hungary, are lining up to buy it.

At least 20 countries have approved the inoculation for use, including European Union member-state Hungary, while key markets such as Brazil and India are close to authorizing it. Now Russia is setting its sights on the prized EU market as the bloc struggles with its vaccination program amid supply shortages.

In the global battle to defeat a pandemic that’s claimed 2.3MM lives in little more than a year, the race to obtain vaccines has assumed geopolitical significance as governments seek to emerge from the huge social and economic damage caused by lockdowns imposed to limit the spread of the virus. That’s giving Russia an edge as one of a handful of countries where scientists have produced an effective defense.

The story quoted the head of the Russian sovereign wealth fund which financed the vaccine project.

“This is a watershed moment for us,” Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive officer of the state-run Russian Direct Investment Fund, which backed Sputnik V’s development and is in charge of its international roll-out, said in an interview.

Regardless of the success of the vaccine, Bloomberg adds it won’t do much to change Putin’s reputation in the West.

Sputnik’s success won’t change hostility toward Putin among Western governments, though it could strengthen Russia’s geopolitical clout in regions such as Latin America, according to Oksana Antonenko, a director at Control Risks consultancy.

“With this vaccine, it’s proven itself capable of producing something new that’s in demand around the world,” she said.

Production constraints are the biggest challenge facing all manufacturers as global demand far outpaces supply. Russia, pledging free shots for its 146 million population, began output last year and the vaccine is currently being manufactured in countries including India, South Korea and Brazil.

Yet, despite Russia’s supervillain status with the US and Europe, frustration with Putin’s tactics has never stopped the EU from buying Russian energy products.

Why should it stop them from buying the vaccine?

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Just Me

Iran was one of the first countries to receive the Sputnik vaccine and it is very effective with little side effects, unlike the tainted DNA altering Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Moderna suicide jabs. The Pfizer death shot is the most deadly for cardiac patients and its thickens the blood resulting in clogged arteries. The western spiteful loser a$$holes are just embarrassed at Russian success again.

All the Sleepers

While I agree that our vaccines are almost always much safer than our enemies’, the notion of a “death shot” is imbecilic in nature. They are just that, vaccines with higher risk of complications.

johnsmith1984

the vector vaccine automatically MUST have more side effects than the modRNA vaccine.

Jon

Sputnik V is the vaccine equivalent of the AK47. Effective yet robust. The Russians know that a bad one that must be handled guitar carefully and kept at deep sub zero temperatures is much lest useful than one that can be stored (in dry form) well above freezing. Three cheers for IcN!

Jon

Should read “the Russians know that a vaccine that must be handled tenderly etc”.

Jon

Last line was “three cheers for Ivan”

Just Me

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All the Sleepers

This is only our first generation vaccine. There is a second vaccine ready, I would call it generation 1+ from a huge Soviet-era research centre with 1600 employees, that is already in the process of being administered in Moscow (first 100k doses). Furthermore, there is possibly a second generation vaccine coming up from the Chumakov Centre – they, like Vector, are Soviet-era, but absolutely specialized in viral matters; I have the hope that this might even be some sort of combination of Vaccine+Cure (cocktail) developed in secrecy. A secret counterweapon to a secret biological weapon developed by 200+ biological laboratories around the globe? It has the ring of truth/likelihood to it.

johnny rotten

The bankrupt Western governments have remained imprisoned in their lies, they hoped to favor Big Pharma and its crap and at the same time mark all the world’s populations as calves, but the myth of the efficiency of the private against the public has once again eaten the dust , first they accused Russia of untimely approval of the vaccine, then they gave emergency authorization to vaccines built with criminal methods, in addition to guaranteeing legal immunity within a mass trial completely prohibited by international protocols.
In the end they would find themselves having to acknowledge failure but are unable to admit it, while asking for help from those who have maintained an efficient public medical industry, so they renew false accusations to those who have done better than them, in fact governments continue to stick to their sponsors even as the ship begins to sink, the last resort for Western citizens is not to take the blows of Big Pharma while waiting for that fraudulent system of government to fall forever.

viktor ziv

i wouldn’t be surprised that in year or two, scientist come up with conclusion that THC suppresses covid and that people consuming pot have no consequences related to covid. lol
remark; this is not proven fact, just my imagination.

occupybacon

Shut up and pass the bongo

Concrete Mike

Be civilized now bacon!

We say puff puff, pass!

viktor ziv
occupybacon

Woof woof, drop it like it’s hot

verner

was in the papers the other day that cannabinoid(?) had properties that seemed to reduce the virus-infection commonly known as covid-19 and that I believe since a good puff of some pakistani shit more than 50 years ago cured a bout of chicken-pox in less than 24 hours, more like 14 to 16. thus puff an chicken-pox free 14 hours later.

viktor ziv

buahahaha, thx for the intel. :) it was pure lucky shot from my side.

All the Sleepers

What imagination! I surmise from your words that you yourself are a consumer of plant matter with high THC content.

farbat

how absurd and now only the terrorist idf must hope that heroin does stop covid 19 XD

occupybacon

So you’re here for the colorful maps, isn’t it? :)

occupybacon

Sputnik V makes you piss vodka.

occupybacon

The cutest comment I have read this year. Wanna be my girlfriend?

occupybacon

Thanks for giving me hope :)

occupybacon

No, I like to fuck with you here

occupybacon

Me too. Can we fuck now?

Ashok Varma

Congratulations to Russia for being at the cutting edge of modern medicine and vaccine development. Russia and its allies will benefit while India that is beholden to western money making pharma is suffering as inoculating 1.4 billion people is very expensive if you buy western vaccinations in an era of covid nationalism.

All the Sleepers

Mujhe afsos hai. After our total victory over the US Empire and thus the monopolar world we will support India in any way necessary as a counter to China (who will in this case be a nasty competitor). I hope one day your nation regains the will to fight back aggressively and put behind the loathful and miserable colonial past.
Ektaa bal hai bhaee!

Ashok Varma

China is a threat to both Russia and India. Russi-Hindi Bhai Bhai a slogan from Mrs. Gandhi after Russian weapons won the Bangladesh war and the western imperialists and their 5th fleet just sulked. Hopefully, India will have a nationalistic Congress government soon. This CIA creature Modi is ruining India and now the farmers strike and Sikh and Kashmiri separatism is growing thanks to Zionist control over Modi.

All the Sleepers

I am not so sure about Modi being a CIA creature, but I have no knowledge on that matter.

Do not mistake my words, my misgivings as directed at China are not a result of some visceral reaction. This is a cool-headed analysis. I respect both Chinese and Indian civilizations, they are older than our Russian civilization, which has been coming into its own for the last few centuries (at least as a major global one). However, we have more in common with Bhaarat, and – more importantly – common interests in the future, which clash heavily against Chinas’.

El Mashi

Having misgivings on China about what? The Chinese have nearly 100% home ownership. In four decades, 700.000.000 poor Chinese have gotten out of poverty. The Chinese government is committed and has vowed to end all scourges of poverty. Its a government that truly cares for its citizens by caring and arresting the Covid pandemic. In comparison in India has 69% poverty rate vs. China at 1.7% poverty rate. Communism v. Capitalism cannot be any starker.

All the Sleepers

Communism vs. Capitalism? Are you daft? You still believe in this nonsense?

My misgivings are purely of a nationalistic character, I respect China for their strategy, no wonder they existed as a civilization for so long.

johnsmith1984

what are you smoking?

All the Sleepers

This is only our first generation vaccine. There is a second vaccine
ready, I would call it generation 1+ from a huge Soviet-era research
centre with 1600 employees, that is already in the process of being
administered in Moscow (first 100k doses). Furthermore, there is
possibly a second generation vaccine coming up from the Chumakov Centre –
they, like Vector, are Soviet-era, but absolutely specialized in viral
matters; I have the hope that this might even be some sort of
combination of Vaccine+Cure (cocktail) developed in secrecy. A secret
counterweapon to a secret biological weapon developed by 200+ biological
laboratories around the globe? It has the ring of truth/likelihood to it.

Hasbara Hunter

“In the global battle to defeat a pandemic that’s claimed 2.3MM lives in little more than a year..”

Every year 55 Million people Die globally….how many of them will test positive for COVID-19 in the Morgue do you think?

farbat

i will only take barekat vaccine because i dont trust untested technology and science so sputnik V isnt exactly what i seek in a vaccine and really its either the killed of virus which is trustworthy and proven effective over decades or its some kind of experiment like its the case with so many vaccines these days

farbat

i hope russia will buy a batch of razi inhalable covid vaccine from iran for research its actually also a new technology and science but barekat is really the only vaccine right now i would use

farbat

it is obvious that the covid vaccine of russia namely sputnik v is better than what the west did and in fact not just does the first shot work the second is pretty much supposed to stop the danger even further but russia should have worked on a traditional method aswell seperately

johnsmith1984

it is not better. in brasil was effective onli 50%. in ni cointryx was as effective as the pfizer vaccine. not even close.

farbat

the hard question is when you are older generation like above 60 because in that case it would probably be better to chose sputnik v because its a mutated cold virus and there is nothing new about the cold virus for humans so it is probably the most secure for older generations

Fog of War

There is no virus.

Ivan Grozny

There IS a virus – it’s not that dangerous and not fatal for most

Fog of War

How do you explain the videos from China, from early 2020, showing numerous people just suddenly dropping in the streets from this ” non deadly ” virus ? Why didnt people drop dead in the streets in the rest of the world ?

chris chuba

I don’t recall seeing that. The only videos I saw that were memorable were of those trucks spraying disinfectant mist. The western MSM where laughing at the Chinese for doing that.
If there were other videos showing something very dramatic, I would suspect western propaganda due to the information war. U.S. sponsored, ‘Radio Free Asia’, was making hysterical reports about Chinese being burned alive in crematoriums because China doesn’t have any medicine, this was total B.S.

Fog of War
johnsmith1984

hoax channel

Fog of War

Ok NPC

chris chuba

The amount of Sputnik V that has actually been produced is a very elusive number to get.

Fog of War

Covid is a lie and the Chinese are fully on board the hoax. Smoke and mirrors folks.

– How Phony Coronavirus “Fear Videos” Were Used as Psychological Weapons to Bring America to Her Knees –

https://stateofthenation.co/?p=51303

johnsmith1984

This is piece of junk. In Brasil has shown 50% efficay. SOS -Shit On Shit.

Moreover, ruskies are not able to produce in large amount. The well known, 300 years old ruskie problem. :DDDD Only the poorest countries buy it, because also the shti is more than zero. Until today the ruskie manufacturer was not dare to send the registration in the EU. Ruskies wanted to do vaccine with two different vectors. But they are noit abel to produce the second one. Now come with bullshit Sputnik Lite, without the second one. :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Until the end of last years the russian firm planned to produce 15 million sdoses. They produced 2-3% of planned. For this year they planned 300 million, nbut will be able to poduce 30-50 million. So, not enough for Russia.

Putin lost the war with covid. Btw., he is already vaccinated with american product. ;)

China with worse vccine will overwhelm the ruskie plans. In Serbia ruskies sent 40 000 dosages, china 1 million. This is the russia nanogiant reality!

johnsmith1984

According to manufacturere, after vaccination should not drink alcohol for 2 months.

NOTHING FOR RUSSIANS! :)))))

Kalash

this website is pro-russia in everything, even in economy

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