Sputnik V vaccine protects against all Covid Delta strain variants – Research center head

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Moscow, Oct 27 : Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine protects against all variants of coronavirus, including the new type of the Delta strain, Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, told Sputnik.

Reports said three cases of infection with the new variant of the Delta strain, AY.4.2, were detected in Moscow and the Moscow Region on Monday.

“The Sputnik V vaccine is effective against all variants, none of the variants has become more epidemically significant than the original variant,” Gintsburg said when asked whether Sputnik V would be effective against the new variant of the Delta strain.

He said new Delta variants appear constantly. At the same time, there is not a single one, at least in Moscow, which, in terms of prevalence, would exceed a tenth of a per cent, Gintsburg said.

Earlier, scientists in the UK reported the spread of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus than the usual Delta strain, AY.4.2.

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