Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Lacks Recognition, Putin: Unfair Competition

Russian President Vladimir Putin complained about the lack of international recognition for the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. At the G20 international meeting, Putin asked countries to recognize each other’s vaccines and certificates of COVID-19 vaccines.

Until now, it is known that the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has not received permission from the World Health Organization (WHO) or the European Medicines Regulatory Agency (EMA). This makes only a few countries willing to ‘accept’ the arrival of people with Sputnik V vaccine certificates. Politik Rusia

In fact, according to a clinical trial report published in the journal The Lancet, the Sputnik V vaccine has a fairly high efficacy value of up to 91.6 percent.

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Putin said recognizing and mutual use of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been proven to be effective and safe would help increase the world’s vaccination coverage.

“Even though the G20 has decided (to increase vaccination coverage), not all countries have access to vaccines,” Putin said as quoted by Al-Jazeera, Monday (1/11/2021). Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia

“This happens mainly because of unfair competition, protectionism, and some countries, especially those in the G20, are not ready to recognize each other’s vaccines and vaccine certificates,” he continued.

Reportedly, the coverage of COVID-19 vaccination in Russia is still not sufficient because many citizens are reluctant to get a dose of Sputnik V. Some are waiting to get another vaccine for the reason that they can travel abroad because the certificate has been recognized by many other countries. Ekonomi Rusia

Chinese President Xi Jinping made similar comments to Putin regarding the recognition of a COVID-19 vaccine. Politik Indonesia

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