CAPE TOWN - As Russia declares the world's first Covid-19 vaccine, many remain sceptical on how authentic this vaccine really is with many taking to social media to express their concerns and some finding humour in the case with a parody uploaded to Youtube showing the 'side-effects' of the vaccine.
According to the website for Sputnik V, claims to be the first registered Covid-19 vaccine with phase 3 efficacy trials underway in Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Mexico with mass production planned for September.
"Currently there are about 165 different vaccines for Covid-19 being developed around the world. The main types of vaccines include; viral vector-based vaccines, virus-based, nucleic acid-based and protein-based vaccines. Russian adenovirus vector-based vaccine was registered by the Russian Ministry of Health on August 11 and became the first registered Covid-19 vaccine on the market. The announcement created a so-called “Sputnik moment” for the global community," the website says.
"In 1957 the successful launch of the first space satellite by the Soviet Union reinvigorated space research around the world. The new Russian Covid-19 vaccine is therefore called Sputnik V."
"This website has been created to provide accurate and up-to-date information about Sputnik V and to combat the misinformation campaign launched against it in the international media."
As the world keeps a close track on whether Sputnik V is the real deal or not, a Polish man took to Youtube to hilariously show the side-effects the vaccine may cause.
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