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Russia says trials have shown its Sputnik V vaccine is 95% effective against COVID-19

In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, a Russian medical worker administers a shot of Russia's experimental Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow, Russia.
In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, a Russian medical worker administers a shot of Russia's experimental Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow, Russia. Copyright Credit: AP
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Just in: Russia says trials have shown its Sputnik V vaccine is 95% effective against COVID-19

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Russia says trials have shown that its Sputnik V vaccine is 95% effective against fighting COVID-19.

It said this figure was based on preliminary results from tests on volunteers, 42 days after the first injection of the vaccine. 

It comes a day after it was announced the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine was on average 70% efficient. 

Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna say their vaccines are around 95% effective. 

"The data on the high efficacy of the Sputnik V vaccine gives us hope that we will soon have a critical tool in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic," said Russia's health minister, Mikhail Murashko.

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