Russia approves world’s first coronavirus vaccine

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CNN: Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia has approved a “world-first” Covid-19 vaccine, but experts are skeptical about safety and effectiveness.

“We have no data on this,” CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on “New Day.”

Gupta said he would not feel comfortable taking the vaccine, dubbed Sputnik-V, because of the lack of information about it.

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Gupta said it reminds him of when Russia said it was developing an Ebola vaccine, yet he never saw any phase three data at that time.

Other coronavirus news:

  • New Zealand records first cases in 102 days: The government will temporarily reinstate lockdown restrictions in the city of Auckland after four new cases — all in the same household — were recorded in the city.
  • Denmark reports spike in cases: The country was one of the first in Europe to reopen. Seventy-six new cases were recorded in Denmark on Monday, according to its health ministry.
  • At least 66 NFL players opt out of season: More than 60 NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Players had until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide whether or not to participate.
  • Nearly 5.1 million US cases: At least 5,094,400 coronavirus cases and 163,463 virus-related deaths have been identified in the United States since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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