A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine is seen during a trial in Moscow in September last year. The decision by Hungary, an EU member, to buy the Russian-made vaccine was not well received by the European authorities. Photo: AFP A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine is seen during a trial in Moscow in September last year. The decision by Hungary, an EU member, to buy the Russian-made vaccine was not well received by the European authorities. Photo: AFP
A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine is seen during a trial in Moscow in September last year. The decision by Hungary, an EU member, to buy the Russian-made vaccine was not well received by the European authorities. Photo: AFP

Letters | EU scepticism of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine shows how politics gets in the way of coronavirus fight

  • Even though a diverse selection of vaccines is in the public interest, in reality foreign policy seems to play a role in which provider countries select

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A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine is seen during a trial in Moscow in September last year. The decision by Hungary, an EU member, to buy the Russian-made vaccine was not well received by the European authorities. Photo: AFP A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine is seen during a trial in Moscow in September last year. The decision by Hungary, an EU member, to buy the Russian-made vaccine was not well received by the European authorities. Photo: AFP
A vial of the Sputnik V vaccine is seen during a trial in Moscow in September last year. The decision by Hungary, an EU member, to buy the Russian-made vaccine was not well received by the European authorities. Photo: AFP
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