Disinfo: The West ignores Sputnik V and does not allow others to use it


А vaccine (Sputnik V) has been created that can save the lives of millions of people. But the West is ignoring that and does not allow others to use it. It would seem that when it comes to human destinies, all reproaches and contradictions should be put aside, but the interests of the superpowers, as it turns out, are still of greater value than people’s lives.

Do not be surprised if soon some European country asks Russia for its vaccine and organises its production. And the West, naturally, will not allow Georgia to do the same, and in addition, will severely threaten Georgia with a finger. The Georgian leadership, of course, will be afraid to put up resistance and will put Western interests in the first place, and not the urgent need of their own country.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about lost sovereignty, challenging Georgian statehood, as if Georgia is ruled by the West and the pressure of the West is depriving Georgian people of the chance to get the Russian vaccine and be saved.

European Union is not against the Russian vaccine and does not ignore it. For any medicament to be used in the EU, it must first be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). According to EMA's latest statements it "has to date not received an application for a rolling review or a marketing authorisation for the [Sputnik V] vaccine".

As for Georgia, each country is free to choose a vaccine for its people. Georgia has officially been a member of the COVAX Facility and sent an official application to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, regarding the purchase of about 700,000 vaccines (1.4 million doses). Georgia is discussing obtaining the Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines, all candidates that the country can use within COVAX. COVAX platform had confirmed its readiness to provide Georgian medical staff with the Pfizer vaccine. The government expects Georgian citizens will have access to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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