Marek Eby

(@Trilobitten) is a PhD Candidate in History at New York University, where he studies infectious disease epidemics, state power, and transnational science in the Soviet Union.


Cover for: The story of the Sputnik V vaccine

The story of the Sputnik V vaccine

Vaccine nationalism and Cold War tropes abound

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine could be one of the most effective jabs available. Yet, its media coverage in the West has revived Cold War stereotypes. Vladimir Putin has also triggered suspicions. Nevertheless, the medical legacy from the Soviet era has prepared researchers precisely for such emergencies.