Russia Says Putin Has Not Yet Received COVID-19 Vaccine As Final Trial Data Shows “Sputnik 5” 91% Effective
Tue, 11/24/2020 – 06:33
Russia has two coronavirus vaccine projects that are in the final stages of development (one of which infamously became the first vaccine to receive the approval of state regulators back in August), but despite the fact that many Russians (including, reportedly, one of the president’s adult daughters) were given the option of receiving the experimental vaccines, President Vladimir Putin has yet to be vaccinated.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that Putin wouldn’t be eligible to take an experimental vaccine since, as the head of state, that would be against the rules.
“We have not yet begun widespread vaccination and the head of state can’t take part in vaccination as a…