Putin Critical of Countries Refusing to Approve Russian Vaccines

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President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia is prepared to increase vaccine manufacturing and urged international visitors to receive coronavirus vaccinations, Sputnik News reports.

Despite the vaccinations’ efficiency, Putin has criticized a ban on Russian COVID jabs in several nations, claiming that such limitations are irrational and politically driven.

The president claimed that certain countries don’t seem to care about safeguarding their own populations from the epidemic.

Only 10% of the world’s population has received anti-COVID vaccinations, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also noted that hundreds of millions of people lack access to any vaccine.

At the same time, Putin emphasized that the globe is recovering from the pandemic-related economic catastrophe of last year.

Sputnik V, the world’s first legally licensed vaccination against the new coronavirus, has been certified in 66 countries, encompassing more than 3 billion people, with a 91.6 percent effectiveness rate.

The vaccine, on the other hand, has run into a number of roadblocks, which Moscow views as part of a political war that is completely unacceptable in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.

Since March 4, the European Medicines Agency has been evaluating Sputnik V and has yet to respond. Some EU nations, such as Slovakia and Hungary, have already accepted the Russian drug without waiting for approval from the European Medicines Agency, while Bavaria has placed a preliminary order for possible delivery once the vaccine is eventually validated.

However, the vaccine’s creators fought with Anvisa, Brazil’s health regulator, which delayed the drug’s approval and barred regional governments from importing it. Sputnik V’s makers accused the Brazilian agency of disseminating misleading information about the vaccination, resulting in a public backlash and a defamation case.