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Putin Rushed A Vaccine And Reportedly Gave It To His Daughter — Here’s What We Know

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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Russian President Vladimir Putin claims his country has developed an effective coronavirus vaccine, going so far as to say he tested it on his own daughter. Here’s what we know about the mystery formula.

Medical communities across the globe are researching potential vaccines for COVID-19, with the U.S. saying it expects to develop one by the end of the year, a timeline that would crush the research lengths for previous vaccines. Putin shocked the world in early August when he announced that not only had his country officially registered a vaccine, but that one of his daughters had already used it.