9/22, 6:20 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Putin: Russian COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective

The Russian coronavirus vaccine has been proven to be "safe, reliable and effective," according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Addressing the annual United Nations General Assembly, Putin also offered an online, high-level conference for countries interested in partnering on the development of vaccines for COVID-19 as Russia is "willing to cooperate" and share details of its treatment. Furthermore, the Russian leader offered his country's vaccine to UN staff free of charge.

Regarding the World Health Organization, Putin said he believed "it is essential to qualitatively strengthen the WHO's ability" in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Breaking the News / JC