Russia’s Sputnik puts EU regulator in tight corner

It’s the most political job the EU’s drugs regulator has had to do: Make a call on the Russian COVID-19 vaccine.

The first data for Sputnik V landed on the European Medicines Agency’s desk Thursday — well after the vaccine arrived in several European countries. And take-up of the vaccine in Europe without the agency’s rigorous assessment has divided EU countries as well as their governments.

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Original article published by Politico on Mar 5, 2021