Russia is considering the issue of vaccinating Russian citizens in the United States with the Sputnik V vaccine.
This was stated by the Ambassador of Russia to the US Anatoly Antonov, reports TASS.
“I think we have good prospects [of] seeing a vaccine here in the near future, at least in the first place, it’s not a secret, we would like to vaccinate Russian citizens,” —the diplomat emphasized.
According to him, currently there are technical problems, in particular, with logistics and delivery, but they must be solved in the near future.
Antonov added that the world community recognizes the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine. “If earlier they were curling, (…) today they are clattering their tongues, saying:“ It’s great that you have such a vaccine. ” And they ask: “Are you going to be vaccinated (…) when this vaccine appears in the United States of America?” – concluded the Russian ambassador.
Sputnik V is the first registered Russian vaccine against coronavirus, it was created on the basis of an adenovirus, in which the coronavirus gene is embedded. When it enters the cells, it forms proteins in them – they cause immunity and promote the development of antibodies.