Against this background, Europe’s coronavirus method of “isolating and not letting people go until everyone is vaccinated” seems ineffective. European authorities either do not want to change their policy or find no other way out. As a result, countries on this continent are almost trying to snatch the vaccine from each other.
And, of course, in this situation, it is necessary to stop the information war against the Russian vaccine. Just like Angela Merkel gave up her previous position and offered Vladimir Putin to support the Sputnik V vaccine in the Council of Europe.
This article is a part of a narrative claiming that European countries are “discriminating” the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. Such claims are false. On contrary, Russian and British scientists teamed up to trial a combination of the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines to see if protection against Covid-19 can be improved.
All vaccines must be approved by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) to be sold in all EU countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. However, any EU country may buy Sputnik V separately, as Hungary did, but it is not allowed to sell it to EU countries without EMA’s approval.