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Russia registered the first Coronavirus vaccine, the Wall Street Journal reports. Russia's vaccine is the first important breakthrough in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Russian vaccine - developed at the Gamaleya Institute - was tested on animals and two groups of 38 humans each.

Russia's clinical testing is much less than required for approval of drugs by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA typically doesn't approve drugs until they have passed three phases of clinical testing.

But Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko claims all volunteers developed high titers of antibodies in response to the vaccine. He said "none of them had serious complications of immunization."

The world is happy with the announcement. A vaccine wasn't scheduled to go to market until at least the end of the year or early 2021.

The U.S. stock market's reaction to the news was negative. U.S. vaccine related stocks—including Moderna (ticker: MRNA), Noravax (NVAX) and Pfizer (PFE) are all down on the news.

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A Russian nurse is under investigation for being out of uniform while passing medications to patients in an all-male coronavirus hospital ward.

According to media reports, the nurse, who is in her 20s, is under investigation for making rounds while wearing only her underwear and a transparent latex gown in an all-male coronavirus ward at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital.

An amused patient took a photo of the nurse's unusual protective garb and posted it on social media where it went viral this week.

The patient said there was no objection to the nurse's outfit in the hospital ward. But he admitted to "some embarrassment."

Hospital officials disciplined the nurse for wearing "lingerie" around the male patients. Additionally, she was written up for "non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing."

The nurse, who has not been identified, explained she wore the odd PPE outfit because she was "too hot" while wearing her nurse's uniform under the latex gown.

Despite the reaction from her male patients, she claimed she didn't realize the latex gown was so revealing. She said she chose to wear a "swimming suit" under the transparent gown rather than nothing at all.

Russia has reported over 300,000 Covid-19 cases and 2,972 deaths.
 

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Russian President Vladimir Puttin sent 60 tons of much needed medical supplies to the United States 2 days after speaking with U.S. President Donald Trump.

The shipment includes ventilators, millions of face masks, and personal protective supplies. U.S. customs agents and other feds were on the ground when the cargo plane landed with boxes touched down at JFK Airport in New York.

The shipment arrived two days after Trump spoke with Putin on the phone about this country’s severe shortage of medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia is still under sanctions after its interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Separate investigations by a special prosecutor and Congress were unable to find any evidence that Russia helped Trump win the election.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the U.S. paid for the medical supplies. Still, that didn't stop critics from bashing Trump.

"Nothing to see here. Just a Russian military aircraft landing at JFK with 60 tons of medical supplies to support America's #COVID19 response. A propaganda bonanza as our own government shrinks from America's leadership role in a global crisis," tweeted Trump critic, Brett McGurk, a former diplomat under Trump and former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Ben Hodges, a former commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe, tweeted: "it's a gift TO the Kremlin, not FROM it."

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