Sputnik V demonstrated a 83.1 percent efficiency versus Delta variant of the coronavirus, as reported by health authorities of the Russian Federation this Wednesday, who stressed that it is the highest immunity achieved by the vaccines available in the world.

The drug produced by the Gamaleya Institute proved to have a 94.4 percent effective against hospitalizations for coronavirus of the delta variant and 83.1 against infection. As reported by the Sptunik V developers on social media, “This is the highest efficiency versus the 76% estimate for Moderna and 42% for Pfizer.”

During the month of July, the medical journal Vaccines had published an investigation carried out by the Gamaleya Center where they showed that Sputnik V is “highly effective against new variants of covid-19, including Delta,” they highlighted from the official Sputnik Twitter.

“Sputnik V vaccination has produced protective neutralization titers against new variants, including Alpha B.1.1.7 (first identified in the UK), Beta B.1.351 (first identified in South Africa), Gamma P. 1 (first identified in Brazil), Delta B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3 (first identified in India) and Moscow endemic variants B.1.1.141 and B.1.1.317 with mutations in the receptor binding domain (RBD), “recalled the statement released this Wednesday by the Gamaleya Institute.

From there they also added that “the data confirm that Sputnik V continues to protect against newly detected variants and conserves one of the best safety and efficacy parameters. “

Sputnik V in Argentina

This Monday they arrived in the country on an Aerolineas Argentinas flight, some 400 thousand doses of the second component of the Russian vaccine, after weeks of delay.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health distributed this Tuesday the first 150,000 doses of Sputnik V, component 2, completed in Argentina, at the Richmond Laboratory. The consignment was authorized by the Gamaleya Institute a few days ago and in the next few hours the authorization from Moscow of the second consignment of 800,000 doses 2, also finished in Richmond, is expected.

As an alternative to complete the vaccination schedules, the authorities enabled the combination of vaccines, after the endorsement of local and international studies. Those who received the first dose of the Russian vaccine are being contacted these days, by the different districts, to be able to apply the AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine as a second dose.

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