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EU Greenlights Talks For Possible Sputnik Procurement After Dubbing Russia's Rollout "Propaganda"

Reuters in a new report has admitted the "unthinkable" now looks very possible: despite Europe's fierce public criticism of Russia's coronavirus vaccine, it found that "Behind the scenes, the bloc is turning to Moscow’s Sputnik V shot as it tries to get its stuttering efforts to vaccinate its 450 million people back on track, EU diplomatic and official sources told Reuters."

At least four EU states are now said to be seeking procurement via the bloc and Brussels has greenlighted formal talks with Sputnik V's developers at a moment anger and public pressure is mounting over a slow vaccine roll-out.

"Hungary and Slovakia have already bought the Russian shot, the Czech Republic is interested, and the EU official said Italy was considering using the country’s biggest vaccine-producing bioreactor at a ReiThera plant near Rome to make Sputnik V," Reuters notes.

Somewhat absurdly, and as a reminder that actual science and public health more often takes a far backseat to political calculation and questions of 'perception', resistance to dealing with Russia in addition to the six Western vaccine makers the EU currently has agreements with has more to do with not allowing Moscow a "win".

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