MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he took a nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after the shooting, as Russia faces a major epidemic of disease and death since the outbreak began.
Putin received the Sputnik V vaccine, a Russian vaccine produced by COVID-19, in late spring. On Sunday, he said he received a Sputnik Light supplement, one type of jab, and said he wanted to take part in testing the Sputnik V.
Denis Logunov, deputy director of the Russian government-funded Gamaleya Center that produced Sputnik V, told Putin on Sunday that the nasal vaccine should be tested in humans and is now being studied “not to write too much, as usual, we” to test colleagues, to watch. anira. “
In line with established scientific guidelines, the vaccine will need to go through several stages of testing, including those involving thousands of people, to ensure its safety and effectiveness.
Putin told a government meeting Wednesday that “six months later the antibodies went down, and experts recommended a reversal, which I did.”
He said he did not experience any side effects after taking the nasal vaccine.
In recent weeks, Russia has been swept away by the highly advanced operation of COVID-19, with officials registering a number of new infections and deaths.
The operation came as a result of the lack of vaccines and the people’s lack of control over their actions. Less than 40% of Russia’s approximately 146 million people have received the full vaccine, although the country has approved the COVID-19 vaccine made at home a few months before the rest of the world.
The Russian army coronavirus estimates that 33,558 people became infected on Wednesday and 1,240 died. Overall, the staff said they had 9.4 million cases and more than 267,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest in Europe. Some experts believe that the true figure is much higher.
Reports of Russian statistics, Rosstat, who repeatedly dies in association with coronavirus, show a high mortality rate. It is estimated that 462,000 people with COVID-19 died between April 2020 and September this year.
Russian officials say the group only includes deaths caused by COVID-19, and use hospitals. Rosstat uses a number of methods to calculate the death toll from the virus and extracts its census from the census office where the death registration is finalized.
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