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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden
Russia is using its vaccine program for soft power diplomacy. On Tuesday, Argentina and Belarus became the first two countries to begin coronavirus vaccinations via the Sputnik V vaccine.
Building on the Sputnik V vaccine's momentum, Russia is now claiming it has successfully developed the world's first "antidote" to COVID-19.
According to RT News, Russia's Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) announced this week that an experimental drug to combat the virus is the world's first direct-acting antiviral antidote if clinical trials are successful.
FMBA head Veronika Skvortsova has claimed that the experimental antidote is more than 99% effective.
"This is the first etiotropic drug that directly affects the virus. In fact, this is an antidote for coronavirus infection," she told Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Wednesday, adding that researchers have concluded preclinical studies that alread
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