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Russia Aims to Begin Mass Vaccinations Against Covid-19 in October

News Summed Up 2020-08-01 05:30:00

MOSCOW—Russia plans to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine to the general population starting in October, hoping to be the first country to start mass vaccinations against a virus that has killed more than 679,000 people world-wide. Russia, which has seen the effects of coronavirus pandemic strain its health-care system and lockdown measures hit its economy, has shortened trial approval times and sped up clinical evaluations in an attempt to assert itself in the race for vaccine.