Thursday, January 21, 2021

Putin announces second Russian Covid-19 vaccine registration

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced the registration of the second Russian vaccine against the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be produced under the name EpicVacCorona.
Putin stated the vaccine was developed at the Vektor Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology.
The new vaccine is based on synthetic materials, that is why its third phase or post-registration tests will be carried out in people over 65 years of age, unlike the first Sputnik-V, whose registration on August 11 was the first one of its kind in the world.
Previously, Anna Popova, head of the scientific center, said that, after the EpicVacCorona vaccine being applied at the end of September, it now has antibodies against Covid-19.
Popova announced the Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Galikova was also vaccinated with the Vektor center´s vaccine variant.
Russia is also developing a third prototype of an immunizer against the pandemic at the M.P.Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Preparations and Immunology, in Saint Petersburg.

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