Feb 15, 2021
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Success of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V came as a surprise for Europe – media

Austrian journalists said Europe was “shocked” by the success of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

As writes Wiener Zeitung, due to anti-Russian stereotypes, Western countries were at first skeptical about the news of the creation in the Russian Federation of the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19. However, later they had to admit that Sputnik V is effective and does not cause side effects.

The article notes that Russia “presents the world with too many surprises”, and not only in the field of modern weapons, but also in the field of medicine.

Political scientist Gerhard Mangott told reporters of the publication that now there is no big difference between Western and Russian research in the field of natural sciences.

Recall that in August last year, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation registered the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19 “Sputnik V”. Results of the third phase of clinical trials showed that the effectiveness of the Russian drug is 91.6%. The Bloomberg agency called the creation of a vaccine the largest scientific breakthrough of the Russian Federation since Soviet times.

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