Coronavirus vaccines are being approved in the United States and the United Kingdom. Russia is joining the ranks of countries with approved vaccines for COVID-19.
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/putin-orders-large-scale-covid-19-vaccination-russia-74506020 Russian President Vladimir Putin declared today that he has issued an order to begin their mass vaccination program with their coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V. 100,000 Russians have already been vaccinated.
More than two million doses are being prepared for distribution this month. Vaccinations for all Russians are voluntary and free. Clinical trials are still ongoing, but results are very favorable with 91.4% effectiveness. Thirty-nine infections were detected out of 18,794 participants. High-risk groups will be given the vaccine first.
Russia Coronavirus Status
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/russia/ Russia has a population of around 146 million. There have been approximately 2.4 million total COVID-19 cases with nearly 25 thousand new cases. 41 thousand have died from the virus and their daily deaths are continuing rise each week. This week the daily count is nearing 600/day. There are about 475,000 active cases with 2,300 classified as serious.
Russian Vaccine Details
https://sputnikvaccine.com/newsroom/pressreleases/the-cost-of-one-dose-will-be-less-than-10-for-international-markets/ Sputnik V will be free to all Russians. It will be sold on the international marketplace for $10/dose. Two doses are required approximately 28 days apart. 500 million doses are being prepared for the international marketplace starting in the first quarter of 2021.
This vaccine is like Pfizer’s mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccine. mRNA is a synthetic single-strand version of an RNA molecule. Vaccines made from mRNA are new. Molecules of synthetic RNA are transferred into human cells using adenoviral vectors.
Sputnik V is a combination of two different adenoviral vectors. This is new technology and I have read various opinions about its long-term safety. Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that infect various parts of the body.
Fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and more are commonly caused by adenoviruses. Viral vectors are tools used to deliver genetic material into cells. The difference between the Sputnik V vaccine and other mRNA vaccines is that each dose has a different adenoviral vector.
Vaccines based on human adenoviruses have been studied in over 250 clinical trials since the early 1950s. Adenovirus vectors are genetically modified. They are made from the influenza virus. The Sputnik V vaccine is made from influenza viruses that cannot reproduce in the human body.
As a synthetic RNA molecule, Sputnik V operates to block the coronavirus from entering the body by blocking the genetic connection with human cells. It is believed that this method of operation will eliminate getting infected with the coronavirus from the vaccine. The body’s immune system will operate without having to fight off viral particles transmitted from COVID-19.
Pfizer’s vaccine is stored at nearly 100 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. The Russian vaccine is a dry form of the vaccine and is stored at between freezing and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Russian Health Ministry registered the world’s first vaccine developed by Gamaleya Center against COVID-19 in August of this year. sputnikvaccine.com is a good website to check out more details.
To me, the issue of messenger RNA is used to synthetically inject material into human cells is not fully understood and merits long-term monitoring for safety. I have read articles supporting it as well as articles thinking it is going to induce major harm to anyone vaccinated with this type of vaccine. I am still doing research for a future article.
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