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Russia’s Putin spurns cameras to receive mystery Covid-19 vaccine in private

Russian authorities hope that President Vladimir Putin’s long-awaited decision to get his first dose of a Russian Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday will help speed up the country’s inoculation rate, which has fallen short of initial targets.“We’re counting on the pace of vaccination accelerating,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call, noting that production is expected to pick up in the coming weeks.He said Putin would get the injection later on Tuesday, but declined to say which of…

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