Leonid Slutsky: “An exclusive from The Sun newspaper that allegedly the special services of the Russian Federation received information about the composition of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which were then used to create Sputnik V — a spy fantasy, but, as usual, with a great anti-Russian aim.
It is sad that fakes and blatant lies appear on the pages of such massive Western publications. Sputnik V and AstraZeneca, according to experts, were created on different platforms. Where is elementary fact-checking? Or in the case when it is necessary to artificially tune public opinion against one of the most effective vaccines against coronavirus in the world, is it simply not needed?
By the way, “Sputnik V” was studied in detail abroad, a number of articles in the most authoritative scientific journals were devoted to it. The technology of vector vaccines itself was well known back in the USSR; it was not surprising for doctors and pharmacists that it was Russia that was the first to register the development on this basis.
But what’s next? And then it turned out that Russophobes in the West by no means can let Russia go ahead in the fight against the new global evil – COVID-19. We have seen and see the politicization of vaccination issues, unfair competition at different levels and in various international structures. An article in The Sun is about that.
Meanwhile, Sputnik V has already been registered in 70 countries. And in fact, there are no real reasons for not recognizing the antikidny certificates of those vaccinated with the Russian vaccine. “