Russia Experiencing COVID-19 Outbreak Despite Sputnik Vaccine

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The spike in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant is on its way down in the U.S., but Russia is seeing a renewed surge.

They’re experiencing their worst outbreak of the pandemic.

Russia continues to bury a record number of COVID-19 victims, more than one thousand people per day.

President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to get vaccinated, but there remains a deep-rooted distrust of authority in Russia.

The legacy of the Soviet Union and years of poor government have left many wary of the vaccines being made available.

Less than one third of Russia’s 146 million people have been vaccinated, even though there is plenty of the Russian-developed Sputnik vaccine available.