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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine over 90% effective - health ministry

FILE PHOTO: Bottles with Russia's "Sputnik-V" vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen before inoculation at a clinic in Tver, Russia October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo reuters_tickers
This content was published on November 9, 2020 - 16:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 is more than 90% effective, a representative of the health ministry said on Monday, citing data collated from vaccinations of the public rather than from an ongoing trial.

The comments followed a statement earlier on Monday by vaccine developers Pfizer Inc and BioNTech <BNTX.O>, who said their experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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