Brazil’s decision to halt Sputnik V vaccine import gains support in scientific world

Renowned Canadian virologist Angela Rasmussen questions the integrity of the manufacturing processes and raises a possible safety issue for people with weaker immune systems.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - U.S. scientists have endorsed Brazil's health regulator's decision to stop the imports of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 after determining that the batches shipped carried a live version of a common virus that causes colds and even gastroenteritis.

Renowned Canadian virologist Angela Rasmussen told several media outlets and posted on her Twitter profile Thursday that the finding "raises questions about the integrity of the manufacturing processes" and could be a safety issue for people with weaker immune systems, should findings show that the issue is widespread.

The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency . . .

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