10/11/2021, 12:22 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Claims Russia stole AZ's virus vaccine formula false - Kremlin

The Kremlin dismissed on Monday the claims that Russia stole the formula of AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University's vaccine against COVID-19 to create its own treatment as "deeply unscientific."

Kremlin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov went on to slam British magazine The Sun, which originally published the claims, as a "very well-known, deeply unscientific newspaper" that should be treated as such. He also explained that AstraZeneca used a chimpanzee adenovirus as a delivery method while the Gamaleya Institute used a human one to create Sputnik V.

Peskov's comments come in response to an article published by The Sun, which claimed a Russian spy stole AstraZeneca and Oxford's data and gave it to Russian authorities, which later used it to develop Sputnik V.

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