The US and Europe face multiple deaths out of fear to admit Russia’s success. Western elites have considered Russia as an enemy for a long time, and this rivalry can be observed in all fronts. However, the US and the EU are in no rush to admit their defeat, even when the life of their people is at risk. Even the high mortality of the coronavirus pandemic is not pushing the West to improve relations with Moscow. After Russian scientists announced that they could create a vaccine against the disease, western elites are trying that the public doesn’t believe on it. This approach can cause numerous deaths, only because they don’t want to admit that Russia was the first country to create a medicine against the coronavirus and overcame the collective West in the scientific race.
Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine against Covid-19, has been the target of ceaseless attacks by corporate western media. Instead of uniting behind a shot that may save lives, some are willing to put the whole humanity at risk. For the business world in the West and the governments that represent them, the vaccine issue is a race, a new confrontation similar to a “cold war”, not about whose technologies would be more advance for the sake of everyone’s health, but for the sake of their profit. Now they are doing everything at hand to seed speculative and baseless doubts on Sputnik V, without considering the harm that this may cause.
Reservations and criticism of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine are caused by the fact that Russia didn’t complete large trials to test the vaccine’s safety and efficacy before releasing it. Rolling out an inadequately vetted vaccine could endanger people who receive it. In fact, there is evidence that Russia has at all times perceived the development of a coronavirus vaccine mainly in terms of geopolitical and economic gain.
The article is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, launched after its announcement was met with scepticism and criticism, even by Russian specialists in the country. See other examples in our database, such as claims that the UK launched a smear campaign against it; that the WHO confirmed that the Sputnik V was on Phase 3 of clinical testing; that the WHO and Microsoft sabotaged the Russian vaccine; that Europe is turning to Russia due to its desperate need for a vaccine; or that the West criticises the Sputnik V because it can’t accept Russia’s primacy and because its pharmaceutical companies will lose billions of dollars.