Russian Corona virus vaccine company Sputnik V has revealed that it is 91.5% effective against the virus. The company said this result came out after analyzing the final three checkpoints of the vaccine’s clinical trial data. In the first checkpoint the vaccine showed an effect of 92%, while in the second checkpoint the figure was 91.4%.
100% effective against severe cases of corona
Its manufacturing company Gamalaya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology claimed that the vaccine had shown 100% effectiveness against severe cases of the corona virus. According to the company, data from the vaccine’s clinical trial will soon be published in prestigious scientific journals. After that, a report will be prepared for the rapid registration of the Sputnik V vaccine in countries around the world.
Russian Minister of Health praised the vaccine
Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko welcomed the news of the high efficacy rate of the Russian vaccine against the corona virus. Alexander Gainsbourg, director of the Gamalaya Center, said the latest test results have boosted expert confidence in the efficacy and safety of the Sputnik V vaccine.
How does this vaccine work
The Russian vaccine is based on the common adenovirus which causes the common cold. This vaccine was created artificially. It mimics the structural protein found in the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus, which produces the exact same immune response in the body following infection with the corona virus. That is, in a way, the human body responds the same as infection with the corona virus, but it does not have the fatal consequences of COVID-19. Clinical trials began on June 18 at Moscow University, Seshenov. In a study of 38 people, this vaccine was found to be safe. Immunity was also found against viruses in all volunteers.
The vaccine takes its name from the first Russian satellite
The vaccine takes its name from the first Russian satellite Sputnik. Which was launched by Russia in 1957 by the Russian Space Agency. Even then, the space race between Russia and America was at its peak. There is a rivalry between the United States and Russia over the development of the vaccine against the Corona virus. Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Wealth Fund, described the vaccine development process as a “space race”. He told American television: “When America heard the sound of Sputnik (the world’s first satellite made by the Soviet Union), they were surprised, the same is with the vaccine.