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WHO in dialogue with Russia on its second COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The World Health Organization said on Friday it had had very good dialogue with developers of a second Russian vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had had very good dialogue with developers of a second Russian vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

"We will only be able to have a position on a vaccine when we see results of the phase 3 clinical trials," WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan told a news conference in Geneva.

(Reporting by Mike Shields, Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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