Over 20 mln people worldwide vaccinated with Sputnik V
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More than 20 million people worldwide were injected with the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine as of May 5, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reported, Ria.ru reports.
"As of May 5, 2021, more than 20 million people were injected with the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine around the world. At the same time, there have been no cases of thrombosis of the dura mater sinuses (Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis, CVST)," the report says.
"The production of the vaccine meets the most stringent standards with a rigorous procedure with four stages of purification (two chromatographic stages and two stages of tangential filtration)," - also noted in the RDIF.
Earlier, the single-component vaccine "Sputnik Light" was registered in Russia, its effectiveness was 79.4%, which is higher than that of many vaccines requiring two injections. Sputnik Light is the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine. It is effective against all new strains of the coronavirus. No serious adverse events were reported after immunization with Sputnik Light.
The Foundation recalled that the Sputnik Light single-component vaccine is based on a reliable, safe and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors. "Sputnik Light" does not require special conditions for storage and logistics and has an affordable price of less than $ 10. The scheme of application with one injection allows in a short time to immunize a large number of people and to bring down epidemiological peaks.