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In August, Russia became the first nation to unveil an inoculation against the disease. Dubbed ‘Sputnik V’, the vaccine has been administered to more than 5,000 volunteers with no serious side effects reported, Russia’s Ministry of Health said.
Many countries in Europe and other parts of the world have reported a spike in daily Covid-19 cases, but the increase in positive tests hasn’t been followed by a surge in deaths. However, the rise in new infections has prompted nations like the UK to reimpose measures purportedly designed to contain the virus. Some of these policies have come under increasing scrutiny, as studies and government figures reveal the economic, social, and health consequences of lockdowns.
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