Turkey announced a full, nationwide lockdown to slow its surge. Turkey reported over 37,000 new infections over the past day, the fourth-highest daily caseload in the world.
Brazil has rejected Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine over concerns about its safety, citing a lack of quality control and efficacy data. The maker of Sputnik V said the decision was politically motivated, pointing to a report earlier this year that said U.S. government officials pushed Brazil to turn down the vaccine. The World Health Organization has not yet approved Sputnik V for emergency use listing.