Dr. Alexander Shestopalov, director of the Institute of Virology at the Federal Research Center for Fundamental and Translational Medicine, said the Russian Sputnik vaccine is effective against the centaur.
In an interview with the Russian news agency TASS, the Russian scientist points out that the Sputnik vaccine is effective against the emerging coronavirus, including the Omicron mutant and the Centaur subtype BA.2.75.
He says: “The Sputnik vaccine is directed against the conservative parts of the virus, in which changes occur rarely and with great difficulty, that is, it protects against all variants of the emerging coronavirus.” So there is no need to change the vaccine.
He adds that all discovered variables and sub-variables of the new coronavirus are necessary to monitor its spread and genetic changes. So from a medical point of view, there is no need to specify a specific variant of it.
The emerging coronavirus infection has become a flu-like seasonal illness requiring viral control, he said.
He adds that if the mortality due to infection with the emerging coronavirus decreases, it will become one of the most widespread viruses affecting the respiratory system.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.