Scientist behind Russia coronavirus vaccine defends ‘wartime’ rollout during trial

Russia plans to share preliminary results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial based on the first six weeks of monitoring participants, raising the tempo in an already frenzied global race to … Read More

Scientists from 5 countries question accuracy of Russia coronavirus vaccine data

A group of scientists sent a formal letter to the Lancet on Monday outlining doubts about the accuracy of early data on Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, one of the authors said, … Read More

Russia publishes results of coronavirus vaccine trial weeks after controversial approval

MOSCOW — Russian scientists have belatedly published first results from early trials into the experimental Sputnik V vaccine, which received government approval last month but drew considerable criticism from experts, … Read More

WHO in talks with Russia as its coronavirus vaccine raises eyebrows

LONDON — The World Health Organization’s Europe office said it has begun discussions with Russia to try to obtain more information about the experimental COVID-19 vaccine the country recently approved. … Read More

Why the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine is the new space race

No, Russia isn’t having a Sputnik moment. The announcement Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine did not provoke the … Read More

Russia’s ambassador to Britain rejects allegations of coronavirus vaccine hacking

Russia’s ambassador to Britain has rejected allegations that his country’s intelligence services sought to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine. Andrei Kelin said in a BBC interview broadcast Sunday that … Read More

Russia to start coronavirus vaccine clinical trials in two weeks, health minister says

Russian scientists plan to start clinical trials within two weeks on a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus, the health minister was quoted as saying on Saturday as authorities approved … Read More

Canada needs a plan to prevent hostile post-coronavirus foreign takeovers, experts warn

National security experts are warning that Canadian businesses struggling with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic — and what comes after — could be easy prey for hostile foreign takeovers. … Read More

‘New normal’ anything but as countries continue to slowly reopen amid coronavirus

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors in South Korea had their temperature checked and rubbed their hands with sanitizer as they returned to school Wednesday, many for the first … Read More

Moscow attributes 60% of coronavirus deaths to other causes, explaining low rate

The city of Moscow said on Wednesday it had ascribed the deaths of more than 60% of coronavirus patients in April to other causes as it defended what it said … Read More

At least 5 coronavirus patients dead after fire at Russian hospital: reports

By Staff Reuters Posted May 12, 2020 2:41 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A fire apparently started by an overloaded … Read More

Russia’s domestic violence reports more than double amid COVID-19 lockdown: official

Reported domestic violence cases in Russia more than doubled during the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the human rights ombudswoman said Tuesday, painting a completely different picture than that provided by police … Read More

3 Russian doctors have fallen from hospital windows amid COVID-19 pandemic: reports

Three doctors who were working on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Russia have now fallen out of hospital windows within the past two weeks, according to … Read More

Kremlin says ‘huge influx’ of coronavirus patients putting strain on Moscow hospitals

The Kremlin said on Saturday a “huge influx” of coronavirus patients was beginning to put a strain on hospitals in Moscow as Russia’s death toll rose to more than 100. … Read More

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