HELLO RUSSIA IM WAITING https://www.timesofisrael.com/demand-for-russian-sputnik-v-virus-vaccine-is-spiking-but-supply-snags/ Sputnik V vaccine was met with skepticism; now Russia struggles to make enough Moscow enjoying scientific prestige amid requests for its COVID-19 inoculation shots from across the globe; can it deliver the millions of orders on time? By DARIA LITVINOVA Today, 3:26 pm 0 0 shares An employee works with a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia, August 6, 2020. (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP) An employee works with a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia, August 6, 2020. (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism at the time because of its insufficient testing. Six months later, as demand for the Sputnik V vaccine grows, experts are raising questions again — this time, over whether Moscow can keep up with all the orders from the countries that want it. Slovakia got 200,000 doses on March 1, even though the European Medicines Agency, the European Union’s pharmaceutical regulator, only began reviewing its use on Thursday in an expedited process. The president of the hard-hit Czech Republic said he wrote directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin to get a supply. Millions of doses are expected by countries in Latin America, Africa, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East in a wave of Russian vaccine diplomacy. “Sputnik V continues to confidently conquer Europe,” anchor Olga Skabeyeva declared on the Russia-1 state TV channel.

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