Russians spreading fake news about Oxford vaccine

Russians spreading fake news about Oxford vaccine
Russian officials have been involved in spreading false reports that a British-made Covid-19 vaccine in the final stage of testing could turn people into monkeys, an investigation has found.
The injection, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, uses a virus found in chimpanzees to prime the human immune system with deactivated proteins from the new coronavirus.

The Russian disinformation campaign “has the potential to damage not just the Oxford programme but the wider global effort to protect against the virus by encouraging conspiracy theorists and the anti-vaccination movement”, The Times reports.

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