The Sputnik V vaccine during clinical trials showed effectiveness against the “British” version of coronavirus, said Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.
“Our specialists conducted a study of the neutralizing activity of blood serum of volunteers vaccinated by Satellite V against the” British “strain of the virus. SARS-CoV-2 According to the results of the study, the level of neutralizing antibodies to the “British” strain does not significantly differ from the level of neutralizing antibodies to the original SARS-CoV-2 strain, “the minister said.
He emphasized that Sputnik V protects against the mutated “British” strain of coronavirus “no less effectively than from the usual strain.”
Earlier, the Ministry of Health of Belarus announced the detection in the republic of the first cases of infection with the British strain COVID-19.