52% Russians refused to intake SputnikV vaccine : Poll

A majority of Russians showed no interest to be vaccinated against Coronavirus. According to a brand-new survey indicated that only 42 percent of the country wants to be immunized with the homeland vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ formula which was launched last week.

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Russia’s president Vladimir Putin announced that the country had registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine on  by August 11.
Moscow’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology developed it and the vaccine will be available for general public from January 2021.
Russia also announced to offer first doses of vaccines to teachers and medical workers first.
Some Western country criticised the process of creating the vaccine. They also claimed that the speed of the development was too fast to be proven safe for others.

According to a survey, 42 percent of respondents were in agreement and 52 percent were saying no. The survey was conducted by WCIOM, a Russian state-owned pollster.

Valery fedorov, head of WCIOM, “This is an interesting case for understanding the state of our society today, We want a guarantee we won’t get infected… nevertheless most do not plan to get vaccinated. Why? They are afraid and do not believe.” 

According to Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, the vaccine has garnered a lot of interest from abroad.

On August 11, the day the solution was registered, Dmitriev revealed that a total of 20 nations from Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia had requested a billion doses of Sputnik V.

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