Sputnik V gives 90% protection against Delta strain of Covid-19: Scientist - (The Times of India via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Viral vector and mRNA vaccines, including Russia's Sputnik V, provide enough protection against the new Delta strain of the coronavirus, albeit to a lesser extent, reported The Times of India.

  • The observation was made by Sergey Netesov, head of the Novosibirsk State University's Laboratory and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

  • They offered 95% protection against the initial strain and now they give 90% protection against the Delta variant, Netesov said.

  • Sputnik V uses two different engineered adenoviruses (rAd26 and rAd5 for the first and second doses, respectively) to deliver the genetic code for the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2.

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