Russia Claims Its Vax Is 95% Effective, Will Cost $20

The Hill reports:

Russia on Tuesday said its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will cost less than $10 per dose on international markets and is more than 95 percent effective. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the country’s sovereign wealth fund that is bankrolling the country’s vaccine efforts, said vaccination would be free of charge for Russian citizens beginning next year and about $20 internationally, as Sputnik V is a two dose vaccine.

“Therefore, Sputnik V will be two or more times cheaper than mRNA vaccines with similar efficacy levels,” the RDIF said in a statement. Requests for more than 1.2 billion doses of the Sputnik V vaccine have come from more than 50 countries. The vaccine supplies for the global market will be produced by RDIF’s international partners in India, China, South Korea, Brazil and other countries.

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