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Law’s Katharine Van Tassel discusses risks of Russia’s hastily implemented vaccine

Cleveland doctors and experts say Russia’s rush for vaccine poses risk for country’s population Katharine Van Tassel, visiting professor of law, commented on Russia’s controversial moves in an accelerated global vaccine race, which announced it is the first to approve an experimental coronavirus vaccine. She noted that if the so-called Sputnik-V results in adverse effects, it could discourage people from using future vaccines that undergo more traditional vetting.