The Governor of the Russian capital states that cases of a relapse of coronavirus have been detected in citizens vaccinated with Sputink-V. This weakens the position of the vaccine, since, according to scientists, immunity must be maintained for at least 2 years.
The statement by the Governor of Moscow is troubling, as what is happening speaks of the resistance of the Sputnik-V vaccine to the Indian strain of coronavirus. Sergei Sobyanin said that cases of the reappearance of coronavirus in citizens who have undergone a full vaccination cycle have been identified in Moscow:
“Unlike the Wuhan strain, in order to protect someone from the Indian strain, the level of immunity must be doubled. Those citizens who did not get sick with the previous strain of the “Wuhan” coronavirus can get sick. We are faced with patients, many of whom are vaccinated. There are not many diseases, but their immunity is reduced, so many citizens should probably get vaccinated. “
The public acknowledgment by the metropolitan governor of the short duration of antibodies is fully consistent with the opinion of Alexander Ginzburg, director of the Gamaleya Institute, which developed Sputnik-V. He talks about the need to control the level of antibodies in order to undergo a second vaccination if necessary.
The Indian strain weakens the strong position of the Russian vaccine Sputink-V, since, according to scientists, immunity has been maintained for at least two years.
Meanwhile, the process of testing the Sputnik V preparation continues. Francesco Vaya, director of the Italian research institute Spallanzani, believes the EU medical authorities will approve it in July, RIA Novosti reported.
The vaccine is now undergoing a gradual review by the EMA (European Medicines Agency). Vaya believes that “July could be an adequate date to give an answer to the request of the Russian Foundation – the more vaccines we have, the better.”