Coronavirus: WHO wants to see clinical data on Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

A nurse prepares Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for inoculation in at a clinic in Moscow. (Reuters)

The World Health Organization needs to see clinical data and information of good manufacturing practice to be able to evaluate Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, WHO assistant director general Mariangela Simao said on Friday.

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is more than 90 percent effective, a representative of the health ministry said this month, citing data collated from vaccinations of the public rather than from an ongoing trial.

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