Disinfo: The head of the EMA stated that she would seek to ban Russian vaccine

Summary

The head of the EMA stated that she would seek to ban Russian vaccine.

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The woman who leads the European Medicines Agency has made statements of a political nature on the fact that she would seek to ban, well, not to authorize the Russian vaccine. Obviously, the Russian vaccine is the most trusted vaccine of all. For commercial reasons, the lobbyists of competing pharmaceutical companies would like the Russian vaccine not to be distributed in Europe. Also for reasons of systemic anti-Russian positions, everything will be done in such a way that the vaccine will not be allowed.

It is a reflection of this disastrous relationship between the European institutions and Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about vaccines, including Sputnik V.

The head of the EU's medicines regulator, Emer Cooke, on Tuesday 23 March 2021 said she hoped the Sputnik V vaccine would receive approval, and that the agency would visit Russia to find out more about production.

"We do hope that this will be a valuable vaccine to add to the vaccines that were available to the European population."

This was reported by diverse press outlets like Deutsche Welle, and can also be viewed on the website of the European Parliament (time code 11:12:10 to 11:13:11).

Read also related cases: Getting a Sputnik V injection is like playing Russian Roulette says a senior EMA official, EMA will try to postpone the authorisation of Sputnik V, The West tries to complicate the process of the Russian vaccine entering the international market, Previous Western criticism of the Sputnik V vaccine was due to Russophobia.

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  • Reported in: Issue 238
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/03/2021
  • Article language(s) French, Georgian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, EU
  • Keywords: Sputnik V, vaccination
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