- Russia has declared that its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is 92% effective
- This comes as a company in America says its own vaccine is over 90% effective
- Recall that coronavirus has killed many people in the world
In what comes as a surprise to many people across the world, Russia has claimed that its own COVID-19 vaccine is 92% more effective.
Russia said that its Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results.
People believe that the country is trying to keep pace with Western drugmakers in the race for a shot.
Reuters reports that the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which has been backing its development and marketing it globally, said.
Meanwhile, different reactions have trailed the announcement on social media:
"It took them 2 days to come up with the 2% figure higher than Pfizer Rolling on the floor laughing. We can't go just 1% Sergey, that's to obvious, but anything more than 5% seems unlikely."
"Ask 1000 people, including Russians, if they‘d rather have the German-American or the Russian vaccine injected into their bodies. I‘m guessing the result would be rather one-sided."
"Oh, come on. Just because Pfizer says theirs was 90%, they say its 92%?
"Are these numbers peer-reviewed? Have no doubt about the fact that Russians are capable of cutting edge science. But let's have it out in the open."
"Why do they describe it as a battle to beat Western drugmakers - cold war attitude - everyone is trying to develop a vaccine - its not a battle as more than one vaccine can succeed. Everyone is racing but again they make that sound bad. Speed is of the essence."
"Oh Vlad. Pfizer announce 90%, let’s got for 92%, not 91% to not make it look made up. That or they probably just stole the same vaccine."
Big Fat Lion:
"Great - so they'll happily volunteer a large batch to be independently tested and benchmarked vs @pfizer's or any others, right?"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a new study has revealed that many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness.
This was predicted by psychiatrists on Monday, November 9 after a large study found that 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.
Anxiety, depression, and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems.
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