Howard Feldman | Sputniking it out there: With friends on Facebook, who needs scientists?

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The Sputnik V vaccine (Getty Images)
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Howard Feldman writes that the Sputnik V vaccine sounds like something out of the Cold War and potentially needs a rebrand - like bringing Woolworths on board.

In the same way that, within a short year, many of us became fluent in conversational virology, it appears as though we are now attaining a high level of knowledge on the complex nuances of immunology that until recently was known only to researchers, specialists and anti-vaxxers.

Most of us are able to list the Covid vaccine options in terms of country of origin, the number of doses required, the efficacy levels per variant and required storage temperatures and the rate per capita of each country’s vaccination rollout. This is not dissimilar to how we used to, as children play Racing Cards or Land Animals.

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