Alexander Gintsburg informed about the duration of the light vaccine against coronavirus
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Alexander Gintsburg informed about the duration of the light vaccine against coronavirus

18 December 2020, 15:58SocietyPhoto: Медиахолдинг 1Mi
Alexander Gintsburg, Director of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamaleya, told about the properties of the so-called "light vaccine" against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

According to him, this is the first component of the Sputnik-V vaccine, which eliminates the severe form of the disease.

Last day, President Vladimir Putin spoke at a big press conference about the development of such a light-duty in Russia. "If a person gets sick after the" light vaccine ", he will not have a severe form of the disease. The causative agent of the virus will not descend into the lungs, everything will end at the level of acute respiratory infections", - RIA Novosti quoted Alexander Gintsburg's words.

According to the director of the national research center, such a vaccine can be created very quickly, because "nothing needs to be changed": "This is just the first component of the vaccine... In three months it will be possible to deliver the second component, protection will be extended, it will be a full-fledged vaccination".

However, after the first injection, immunity will only work for three to four months, the effectiveness of the vaccine is also not complete - about 85%. Alexander Gunzburg added that such a vaccine will be supplied abroad, and the Russians will be vaccinated with only a two-component drug, the Kommersant newspaper notes. Earlier, Alexander Gintsburg said that the validity period of a full-fledged Russian vaccine against coronavirus would be about two years.

Large-scale vaccination against coronavirus began this week in all regions of Russia . First of all, teachers, medical workers and people with chronic diseases can count on the vaccine. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed to provide the opportunity during the New Year holidays to get vaccinated for all Russians who wish.

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