This is a deliberate distortion of the original Reuters article, titled “US criticizes WHO's concerns about adopting a COVID19 vaccine without passing trials”.
The article did not point out that the Russian Coronavirus vaccine is “registered”, but rather states that “...there is no established vaccine for the Coronavirus so far, except for the one approved by Russia before it undergoes large-scale trials”.
A phrase originally published in the article of Reuters “Officials at the WHO warned on Monday that any vaccine rapidly distributed could pose risks”, was also removed from this case.
On a side note, the “Science Insider” explains that the Russian certification allows the vaccine to be given to “a small number of citizens from vulnerable groups,” and it stipulates that the vaccine cannot be used widely until, presumably, larger clinical trials have been completed, which is an essential step in the protocols of the World Health Organization.
See other examples in our database, such as claims that the WHO and Microsoft sabotaged the claimed vaccine, that the West criticised it because it can’t accept Russia’s primacy or that Bloomberg affirmed that this vaccine makes Putin the protector of the people, or that the US used Navalny case to block the Russian vaccine, and that WHO says that the Sputnik V vaccine is in phase 3 of clinical testing.