Russia plans to produce a new vaccine against the variant virus

Russia plans to produce a new vaccine against the variant virus


(News 24h) – The Russian COVID-19 vaccine is believed to be able to defeat the Corona variant virus, but Russian scientists are still very cautious.

Recently, RIA Novosti of Russia quoted some scientists in this country as saying that in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia could develop under two scenarios.

Russia has become a new vaccine manufacturer to kill the virus
Russia is ready to have vaccines for corona virus variants.

If the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Russia is not mutated, the epidemic will subside after the majority of the population acquires immunity. In the event of a SARS-CoV-2 virus mutation, a new vaccine will be needed to prevent COVID-19.

Associate Professor Sergei Voznesensky (Friendship University of Ethnic Minorities) explained that the first scenario could only happen if there is no significant mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. With this optimistic scenario, COVID-19 could be defeated after a nationwide mass vaccination, and a portion of the population developed antibodies after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and self-healing.

Expert Voznesensky said that both scenarios are likely to happen and are not sure which scenario will prevail.

Professor, Dr. Elena Malinnikova warned of the possibility that there will be a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Russia in 2021. She said that in any scenario, there is a need to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 and humans. Russians need to be very careful next spring.

Russian experts are expected to expand production of vaccines further to be able to mass vaccinate to help prevent COVID-19.

Earlier, the Russian Academy of Sciences claimed to have enough experience and technology to develop a vaccine capable of preventing any variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

ng Aidar Ishmukhametov, director of the Chumakov Federal Center for Research and Development of Biological and Immunological Products (Russian Academy of Sciences) argues that variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are absent. the difference is too great. That means their conversion rate is not high.

“Even when the virus is severely modified, we have the technology to easily modify the original virus. It’s a simple solution,” commented Mr. Ishmukhametov.

Previously, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) – Mr. Kirill Dmitriev of Sputnik radio reported that the Sputnik V vaccine that Russia registered for a license to use in August was effective in preventing the new virus variant at Brother.

“We confirm Sputnik V is highly effective against the new variant virus found in Europe. This vaccine is as effective against the new variant virus as against existing strains and that Sputnik V has been found.” proved to be effective in some cases, despite the spikes, “Dmitriev told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video phone call.

However, UK Health Minister Matt Hancock is “particularly concerned” about the corona virus variant discovered in South Africa and is concerned that the current strength of the vaccine cannot control that variant.

John Bell – professor of medicine at Oxford University, part of the UK Government’s Vaccine Special Forces, said that if the current COVID-19 vaccine does not work effectively on the South African variant, it could disappear. a month to six weeks for scientists to find a new vaccine.

However, in a reassuring statement, the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no indication that the new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in South Africa or the UK is resistant to the vaccine. make the illness worse.

WHO Emergency Program Director Mike Ryan and WHO COVID-19 Lead Researcher, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove attended the January 6 online press conference to answer questions. is related to the risk that a South African variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be resistant to vaccines in use and licensed in many countries.

Dr. Van Kerhove said that this is very good news and the latest information WHO has so far, while research is still ongoing.

However, news of the vaccine and its side effects are on record worldwide.

With regard to the Pfizer vaccine, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported four cases of partial facial paralysis of vaccine recipients.

One doctor, Dr. Gregory Michael, died more than two weeks after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, even before his second shot, the Daily Mail reported.

The late doctor’s wife, Heidi Neckelmann, said her 56-year-old husband was vaccinated on December 18 and died 16 days later.

“He is in very good health. He doesn’t smoke, drinks occasionally, but is social. He works, we have kayaks, he is also an expert at scuba diving, “said Ms. Heidi Neckelmann.

In addition, according to the results of a recent health check, Gregory Michael is completely healthy.

Three days after Pfizer’s vaccination, small nodules began to appear on Gregory Michael’s feet and hands. He went to the emergency room at Mount Sinai because of these symptoms. According to Ms. Heidi Neckelmann, because his blood volume was not normal, he was taken to the intensive care unit. Unfortunately, he suffered a stroke and died.

“In my mind, his death was 100% vaccine related. There is no other explanation,” said Ms. Neckelmann.

According to Darren Caprara, Operations Director of the Miami-Dade Office of Medical Examiners, the death of Dr. Gregory Michael is the first that the medical examiner’s office has noticed in the presence of the Pfizer vaccine.

Before that, Mr. Carlos Palestino, brother-in-law of Mexican doctor Karla Cecilia Perez, was paralyzed for several hours after getting the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

There are currently two coronavirus vaccines that have been approved for emergency use in the US – Pfizer and one developed by the American pharmaceutical company Moderna, whose regimen is also two full injections, one month apart.

Hai Lam

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