Russian vaccine shows promise, prestigious scientific journal says

The coronavirus vaccine dubbed Sputnik 5 by Russian President Vladimir Putin shows promise. Originally greeted with wide skepticism when Putin announced it in August, the vaccine showed a strong immune response in recent tests. The British scientific journal The Lancet reports that the vaccine appears to be both effective and safe. The safety issue is…

Breaking news: Putin says Russia has “registered” COVID-19 vaccine

Russia President Vladimir Putin says the country has developed an effective vaccine against COVID-19. If true, the vaccine would be the world’s first. Putin made the announcement on Russian state TV. We’ll see. Putin says the vaccine was developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute. CNN, which reported the news this morning, said Putin announced that…