WHO is talking to Russia about using its Covid-19 vaccine
By granting the vaccine emergency-use listing, the WHO would effectively be recommending its use to member states
Geneva — The World Health Organisation (WHO) is in discussions with the Russian institute that developed the Sputnik V candidate vaccine against Covid-19, over its potential application for emergency-use listing, the UN agency said on Thursday.
In a statement to Reuters, the WHO said: “We look forward to receiving the data for their Sputnik V candidate vaccine. If a product submitted for assessment is found to meet the criteria for listing, WHO will publish the results widely.”
By granting the vaccine emergency-use listing, the WHO would effectively be recommending its use to member states.
According to Russia's sovereign wealth fund, Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from Covid-19, interim trial results show.
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