Russia says Sputnik V vaccine equally as effective as US pharma giant Pfizer’s newly unveiled Covid-19 formula

Warning! Article contains Russian BS and fantasy.

Over 90 per cent of those given the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine are thought to have developed immunity to coronavirus, matching estimates for an alternative US-developed formula, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.

Oksana Drapkina, of the ministry’s National Medical Research Center for Preventive Medicine, told journalists, “We are monitoring the effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine in those who have been vaccinated as part of civilian circulation. According to our observations, [its success rate] is also more than 90 per cent.”

The news comes as US drug manufacturer Pfizer released figures on its own vaccine, named BNT162b2. The company reports that a similar number of those given the jab developed immunity to the virus. The announcement sent global financial markets soaring, while the stock price of video-conferencing firm Zoom dropped, as traders hoped the news heralded a return to pre-pandemic life. 

Russian scientists made headlines earlier this year, when President Vladimir Putin announced that the country would become the first in the world to register a vaccine for coronavirus.

While it initially drew criticism from some international commenters for the speed of the decision, at the start of September, respected British medical journal the Lancet published a study prepared by the developers of Sputnik V, showing it to be 100 percent effective in early tests, producing antibodies in all 76 participants of early-stage trials.

Wider-scale trials of the vaccine, in which members of the public are given the vaccine and monitored to see whether they catch the virus, have been ongoing. It is to these studies that Drapkina appears to be referring.

Moscow is due to receive the first shipment of the vaccine for the general public over the next week. On Saturday, RT reported on the response to this news from Alexander Gintsburg, Head of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, which developed the formula. He was optimistic about the roll-out, adding that “everything is going according to plan. By the end of November, we can count on having half a million doses. And in December, three times as many.” 

Russia reported a record number of Covid-19 cases on Monday, with 21,798 people testing positive for the virus in the preceding 24 hours.

(c) Kremlin Today

4 comments

  • The RT lie machine didn’t waste any time coming up with their response to the Western made vaccine. Two statements, one from Muscovy, one from Western media.

    “The first effective coronavirus vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, a preliminary analysis shows. Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised.”

    “Over 90 per cent of those given the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine are thought to have developed immunity to coronavirus”

    Startling difference. The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine CAN prevent people from getting the bat virus. Russia only THINK their vaccine can develop immunity. The Western vaccine has been tested on people from 6 countries, and I have no doubt the data will be widely available. Russia test on sheep, and no results or data will ever see the light of day.

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    • That’s the problem with the Napoleon-syndrome stricken propaganda country, nobody believes them. Besides that, the doctors that made the damn stuff even said it’s not designed for people over 60. The average age of.the victims in Sweden is 86.

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  • The Russian vaccine does not exist at all. And if…not tested at all. And if tested…it does not work. And if it works…it makes you more sick. Doctor Veth has spoken.

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