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Russia starts coronavirus vaccine trial among elderly

Russia started the trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate dubbed "Sputnik V" among participants aged 60 and older, Chief Researcher of the country's Central Clinical Hospital Nikita Lomakin revealed.

Lomakin noted that the study started last week and added that this phase of the trial will include 110 participants with "conditions typical for the elderly, such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic renal insufficiency" represented across the sample.

The results of this stage of the trial can be expected in six weeks, the medical expert concluded.

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