Director Oliver Stone has been vaccinated against the corona virus.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker told Russia’s Channel One in a video from the Associated Press: “I got a vaccination shot, yes.
“I don’t know if it’s going to work,” the 74-year-old explained. “I’ve heard good things about the Russian vaccine, yes.”
Stone continued, “I have to do a second shot in about 45 days. I have to come back.” He added that he is “hopeful” it will work.
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Stone is currently in Russia to shoot a documentary about climate change.
The Moscow Times reports that 320,000 doses of the vaccine (also called the Sputnik V) have been distributed. The first were people with high-risk health problems.
However, Newsweek reported that Sputnik V could be harmful to those over the age of 60.
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Back in the US, Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was distributed to some front-line workers in New York and California on Monday and Tuesday.
Elsewhere in his interview, Stone stated that he does not believe Russia and China are enemies of America.
“America, somehow in its madness, believes that China and Russia are enemies. Not me. I see Russia and China as great partners,” he said, “Russia is one of the most advanced countries, if not it. most advanced country. “
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Last year, Stone hailed Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stabilizing force” in the Middle East, especially in Syria, where Moscow is filling a void left by US forces withdrawing and leaving their Kurdish allies behind.