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Russia's approval of virus vaccine greeted with some alarm

Russia's approval of virus vaccine greeted with some alarm

Updated: August 11, 2020 10:14 AM

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has become the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use among tens of thousands of its citizens. The move on Tuesday was met with international skepticism and unease because the injections have not been subjected to the usual large-scale testing in humans.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his adult daughters was inoculated and that the vaccine has proven effective in providing immunity to the virus. However, authorities have offered no proof to back up the claim of its safety or effectiveness.

Scientists in Russia and other countries say a rush to start using the vaccine could backfire.

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