In August, President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would be the first country to provide regulatory approval to a coronavirus vaccine. But experts worry that it’s too soon to say if the vaccine – which so far has only been tested on fewer than 100 people – is safe and effective. As countries around the world race to respond to the pandemic, any viable vaccine could unlock billions of dollars of foreign investment. Did Russia just start a new vaccine Cold War?
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Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is Being Rushed. Here’s What We Know