Moscow (UNA-OIC) – Antibodies developed after using the Sputnik V vaccine protect against all known coronavirus strains, Head of the vaccine’s developer, the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg told Rossiya-1 on Sunday.
TASS quoted Gintsburg as saying, “The antibodies as a result of using Sputnik V protect against all strains known today, ranging from the British to the Delta Indian strain.”
He noted that the Indian strain of COVID-19 causes a more rapid transition from mild symptoms to more serious types of the disease.
“It [Indian strain] is more aggressive, it reduces the time of a transition from mild symptoms to serious forms of the disease, thus cutting the time of a possible emergence of one’s own antibodies,” Gintsburg said.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, some 178.2 million people have been infected worldwide, and more than 3.8 million have died.