DISINFO: The campaign against "Sputnik V” is in full swing
Sputnik V coronavirus vaccination Information war

DISINFO: The campaign against "Sputnik V” is in full swing


The campaign against the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine is in full swing, although the vaccine was reached through conventional technology that has been used with success for more than half a century.


Disinformation that exploits the coronavirus pandemic to push an allegedly recurring Russophobic narrative towards the Sputnik V vaccine.

In general, the initial announcement of the Sputnik V vaccine has been met with international scepticism and even the World Health Organisation expressed some reservations especially that it hasn’t completed large trials to test the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, and rolling out an inadequately vetted vaccine could endanger people who receive it.

There is no campaign against Sputnik V vaccine. Recently, 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.

Read more cases that claim that the West wants to discredit Sputnik-V vaccine, or that EU prohibits countries from saving its citizens from COVID-19, and that the reasons for the West's criticism of Sputnik-V vaccine are political, or that ugly commercial interests are behind the criticism of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, or that WHO confirms the "Sputnik-V" vaccine is safe and effective, or even that people shouldn’t trust the Moderna vaccine, and that NATO has a policy of discrediting “Sputnik-V”.


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