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What lies behind AstraZeneca’s plan to team up with Russia’s highly criticized Sputnik V? RT’s Boom Bust gropes for an answer

What lies behind AstraZeneca’s plan to team up with Russia’s highly criticized Sputnik V? RT’s Boom Bust gropes for an answer
Earlier this week, British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca announced a trial program to test if its experimental coronavirus vaccine can be combined with Russia’s Sputnik V shot, which was previously bashed by the UK media.

Previously, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that foreign nations are using “dirty methods” to discredit the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, trying to block its access in other markets.

To many, up to now, the very idea of Russians and Brits working together to fight Covid-19 seemed implausible. Alex Mihailovich, correspondent for RT’s Boom Bust, gets into the details on where the vaccine rollout could go from here.

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