Russian government spies “stole” the UK’s vaccine formula for developing its own vaccine, Sputnik V, according to a new report by the British newspaper Sun. A short report, which was opaquely sent to unnamed British officials, claims that the Russian agent came to the information “in person”.
“The Russians stole the formula for the Oxford / AstraZeneca apple and used it to create their own vaccine,” the ministers were told. The sun receivables. “Security services say they have evidence that one of Vladimir Putin’s spies cheated vital data.”
The report never goes into detail about the alleged espionage, except for an older report that Russian hackers tried to obtain information about vaccines from western companies 2020. And the report never explains why “stealing” vaccine information could be a bad thing, because a pandemic isn’t really over until the whole world is vaccinated at a high enough level, according to the World Health Organization.
When the pandemic broke out for the first time in 2020, there seemed to be a global consensus that control of COVID-19 was far more important than corporate secrecy in the pharmaceutical industry. Apparently a big farm think differently.
The vaccine against Covid-19 in the UK, developed in partnership between the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, has been deployed in more than 100 countries in the fight against the pandemic and is safe and effective. AstraZeneca, unlike Pfizer and Moderna, also sells the vaccine at a price, not for profit.
AstraZeneca jab is one of the most widely used vaccines in the world due to the fact that it does not require storage temperatures in deep freezing like the Pfizer vaccine. Approximately 3 billion doses of AstraZeneca will be administered by the end of this year, according to pharmaceutical company.
The Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, has been distributed in more than 60 countries and has been shown in both safe and effective in the prevention of symptomatic diseases. But the World Health Organization has not yet given the seal of approval for the Sputnik vaccine, which is why rich Russians have sought western versions this will allow them to travel more freely abroad. The European Medicines Agency also did not recognize Sputnik’s injection, which means that many Russians who have been vaccinated by injection cannot travel to Europe.
Russia has struggled with the introduction of the vaccine on the domestic market and has completely vaccinated only 31% of its population. The country has recently seen a large increase in cases, with the daily number of cases reaching a level not seen since December 2020. Russia reported over 27,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 949 new deaths from the disease on Sunday.
Why would anyone mind when the state “steals” health data with the sole purpose of making their population healthier? Because New Cold War requires constant conflict. Even faced with a continuing health crisis that has the potential to infect millions more, the New Cold Warriors see only winners and losers.
Russia has not stolen any nuclear codes. They allegedly stole some data on how to make a vaccine to end a once-a-century pandemic. And anyone who thinks it’s a negative thing may want to re-evaluate their priorities.
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