Russian-made Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona vaccines are effective against UK variant of coronavirus – watchdog | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Russian-made Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona vaccines are effective against UK variant of coronavirus – watchdog

Russia’s Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona vaccines have been proven to be effective against the UK variant of the coronavirus, a government agency has said.

Serum obtained from people who took the Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona vaccines and had antibodies to the novel coronavirus, demonstrated a “protective effect” against the UK variant, Russia’s consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, said in a statement to the media.

It added that the vaccines have shown to be just as good against the British strain as they are against the ordinary SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19.

The research was carried out by the Siberia-based Vector Institute, which developed EpiVacCorona. Russian President Vladimir Putin previously asked it to check whether the country’s vaccines are effective against the new strains of the virus. EpiVacCorona was cleared for mass production back in December, with the first batch of 45,000 doses released for sale to citizens in January.

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