Russia announces world’s first COVID-19 vaccine “Sputnik V”

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News: Russian has launched the world’s first coronavirus vaccine named ‘Sputnik V’.

Facts:

  • Sputnik V: The vaccine has been developed by Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian defence ministry.
  • How does it work? The vaccine is based on the DNA of a SARS-CoV-2 type adenovirus, a common cold virus.The vaccine uses the weakened virus to deliver small parts of a pathogen and stimulate an immune response