We ask our science correspondent Derrick Williams when the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will become available in Europe.
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Early on in the pandemic Germany committed to purchasing all vaccines through the EU despite delays. Now some want to make an exception for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.
The single-dose jab is less effective than its two part counterpart, but is still in line with the WHO's standards, Russian officials said. The EU is set to welcome Israeli tourists this summer. DW has the latest.
Brazil has halted approval of Sputnik V, claiming that a vector virus in the vaccine was not inactive and could cause severe colds. Russia is denying the accusation.
Saxony state Premier Michael Kretschmer said the purchases were pending EMA approval. He was in Moscow on Thursday for talks with the health minister and Vladimir Putin.
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