Disinfo: Sputnik V is more efficient against Delta variant than mRNA vaccines

Summary

The efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines against the Delta variant of COVID-19 has dropped significantly and the solution could be Sputnik V which still shows 83% efficacy against the new variant.

Disproof

This is definitely a misleading title in order to discredit the efficacy of vaccines against COVID-19 produced by Western pharmaceutical companies.

Although it is true that the mRNA vaccines may not be so efficient against the Delta variant as they have been against previous variants like Alpha, this does not make Sputnik V vaccine more efficient.

Numerous research presents data that proves that the vaccines are effective against the new strains. Additionally, there is a varying degree of efficacy, it is also true that people fully vaccinated with mRNA vaccines are well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms. Even the Mayo Clinic research referred to in this report still indicates that mRNA vaccines protect against infection and severe disease before it additionally highlights that "further evaluation of mechanisms underlying differences in their effectiveness such as dosing regimens and vaccine composition are warranted".

See more disinformation cases about new strains such as Recognising vaccines is a political and economic decision or Oxford Study: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cause 30 times more cases of blood clots.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 255
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Greek
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Sputnik V, vaccination, coronavirus
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There will be another Witches' Sabbath day, that is, the Crimean Platform, during which the West will continue to nurture the neo-Nazi mood and racism of the modern Ukrainian authorities.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives claiming that Nazism in Ukraine is on the rise.

First, the Crimea Platform is aimed at drawing international attention not only to Russia’s illegal annexation of the peninsula, but also to human rights abuses, which Crimean residents have been suffering since 2014. The summit is expected to be held on 23 August 2021 in Kyiv within the framework of this platform, where world leaders will be discussing ways to mobilise a more effective international response to Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

Disinfo: Constitution bans foreign troops in Ukraine

Article 17 of the Ukrainian Constitution bans foreign troops in Ukraine.

Disproof

This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets aimed against Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. In reality, the last paragraph of Article 17 of the Constitution reads:

“The deployment of foreign military bases is not allowed on Ukrainian territory.”

This excerpt says nothing about other aspects of military co-operation. It does not forbid joint military exercises, high-profile military negotiations, or other forms of military interaction with Ukraine's Western partners, particularly NATO member states.

Article 18 of the Ukrainian Constitution reads:

Disinfo: The West position towards Crimea is offending its free will

The West's position on Crimea is flawed and shameful, and it is trying to offend Crimea after the people of the peninsula expressed their will in the referendum (which took place after) the 2014 coup in Ukraine that was supported by Western partners.

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Since then, the Russian language has been restricted in Ukraine, and attempts are being made to insult the free expression of the will of the Crimean population.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the illegal annexation of Crimea, claiming that it voted to rejoin Russia through a legal referendum after what is claims to be a coup d'etat supported by the West plus on Ukraine's language law.

Crimea is an internationally recognised part of Ukraine. Іn 1997, by signing the Friendship Agreement with Ukraine, Russia also recognised that Crimea belongs to Ukraine.