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Russia detects world's first case of H5N8 avian flu in humans

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By Anna SMOLCHENKO and Amélie BAUBEAU

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After initial skepticism in the West, the Lancet journal this month published results showing the Russian vaccine -- named after the Soviet-era satellite -- to be safe and effective.

"initial skepticism" is an understatement.

The Sputnik V vaccine was ridiculed and called "dangerous" by the MSM's army of Russiophobes last year.

Sputnik V has the same levels of reported efficacy as the top vaccines made by Big Pharma in the West and has fewer reported side effects, is far cheaper and can be stored at close to room temperature.

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I can't see the point in downvoting the post above mine, when all that the poster has done is comment factually on a report in The Lancet, as mentioned in the article above. Downvoters maybe google it for yourselves and learn something rather than take the knee-jerk reaction with the (-) option.

Here's just one.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/02/sputnik-v-vaccine-91point6percent-effective-in-late-stage-trial-the-lancet.html

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Sputnik V has the same levels of reported efficacy as the top vaccines made by Big Pharma in the West and has fewer reported side effects, is far cheaper and can be stored at close to room temperature.

Yeah, but will Bass take it?

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I can't see the point in downvoting the post above mine, when all that the poster has done is comment factually on a report in The Lancet, as mentioned in the article above.

Because the poster has consistently claimed the vaccines are dangerous and that he/she won’t be taking one. Is doing so right now in another thread.

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Because the poster has consistently claimed the vaccines are dangerous and that he/she won’t be taking one. Is doing so right now in another thread.

Fact check:

Where did I say that I would be taking the Sputnik V vaccine or even that anybody else should take it?

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Fact check:

Where did I say that I would be taking the Sputnik V vaccine or even that anybody else should take it?

Fact check:

Who said you said you would take it?

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It is good the report has been made and the disease must be further studied, but as mentioned this is not yet the time to be overly worried.

For avian flu there are 3 things that must happen in order to become a significant danger to humans, the first is that it can infect humans from the host animal, this is relatively frequent but not specially dangerous by itself, the danger is that it opens the door to the next two things, that the disease is dangerous to humans and finally that the disease can be easily transmitted between humans.

We are not yet at that point, which makes it a very opportune time to be doing something to prevent the troubles.

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There was mention of avian flu also circulating in Wuhan circa March or April of last year then no follow up reporting anywhere. There is a new strain of swine flu circulating in northern China that is the result of pig farmers using an unapproved vaccine that has created a mutation of the original virus. This new swine flu is reportedly circulating among workers on the pig farms and is another pandemic waiting to happen.

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Sputnik V has the same levels of reported efficacy as the top vaccines made by Big Pharma in the West and has fewer reported side effects, is far cheaper and can be stored at close to room temperature.

There's no reason for you not to take it

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