98.5% success rate: Just 273 of over 20,000 volunteers for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine trials have subsequently caught Covid-19

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A mere 273 people who volunteered for the third phase trial of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine have been infected with the coronavirus after their jabs. That’s just 1.5% of more than 20,000 who have taken part in the process, so far.

Speaking to a local TV channel, Moscow Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova told reporters that the world’s first registered Covid-19 vaccine is performing well, successfully inoculating 98.5% of recipients who had received both the first and second parts of the formula.

“To date, more than 20,000 people have received both doses of the vaccine in post-registration clinical trials,” she explained. “We have recorded only 273 Covid-19 cases. That is 1.5% of those vaccinated.”

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