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Gov’t Mulls Participating in Russian Covid Vaccine Sputnik V Clinical Trials

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.07.

Hungary is weighing whether to participate in clinical trials of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Russia, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler said on Monday.

Between 3,000 and 5,000 Hungarians could participate in the trial, Kásler told an online press conference.

A delegation of Hungarian medical experts who visited Russia last week have reported that the development of the Russian vaccine is taking place “in line with conditions prescribed by the WHO”, he added.

Coronavirus: DK Calls on Gov't to Procure Vaccine Only from 'Trusted' Source
Coronavirus: DK Calls on Gov't to Procure Vaccine Only from 'Trusted' Source

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the government to procure a coronavirus vaccine from a source Hungarians would also accept as trustworthy, the spokesman of the party said on Monday. Balázs Barkóczi told an online press conference that “Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wants to force onto Hungarians a Russian vaccine the side-effects of […]Continue reading

Some 22,000 volunteers have already been inoculated with Sputnik V, the minister said, and are being continuously monitored by doctors.

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