President Vladimir Putin said that the restrictive measures in force in the country due to COVID-19 can be lifted when population immunity is created in Russia. He also spoke about the coronavirus vaccine, noting that he felt good, but did not play sports for several days. Putin did not disclose which of the Russian vaccines he was vaccinated, noting that each person must choose the drug for himself. The head of state also called the attempts of some world leaders to turn vaccinations into a photo session as frivolous.
For this, according to the head of state, 70% of the country’s adult population must be vaccinated.
“If it goes at the same pace as it is now, I think that in the summer, by the end of the summer, we will reach, should reach such an indicator,” Putin added.
Also in an interview, the Russian leader spoke about the vaccination against coronavirus infection.
The head of state noted that for the first five hours after vaccination, he did not feel anything special, and then he felt a little discomfort in his left hand, into which the injection was made.
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“Well, now to press on this place, it still feels a little bit like that,” the president shared.
He also said that before going to bed, he put a thermometer on the bedside table and measured the temperature in the morning, when it seemed to him that he was “breaking a little.” According to the Russian leader, his temperature was normal. After the vaccination, according to Putin, he did not go in for sports for three days – “I didn’t play hockey, didn’t go to the gym, didn’t swim”.
“But the next day, when I measured the temperature, I still didn’t deny myself the pleasure of taking contrast baths, I do it almost every day. If there are no baths nearby, then I do a cold and hot shower – by the way, I recommend it. This is the simplest, but effective, in my opinion, procedure, it supports immunity a little, ”Putin said.
Recall that Putin injected the coronavirus vaccine on March 23. The Kremlin did not specify which of the three Russian drugs the president chose: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona or KoviVac.
Putin himself explained in an interview that only he and his doctor know which drug was chosen. The head of state expressed the opinion that each person must decide for himself which vaccine to vaccinate. You can decide, according to him, after talking with a doctor.
“In principle, you can make any of them, they are at the level of the best world samples. I think the best for today. Our vaccines, I say this with confidence, are the best in all three main indicators, ”Vladimir Putin emphasized.
In particular, he recalled that Russian drugs do not have serious side effects and contraindications – even citizens with severe chronic diseases can be vaccinated.
In addition, Vladimir Putin explained that he did not want to turn the vaccination procedure into a live broadcast, following the example of some world leaders.
“Well, should we be monkeying, or what?” The president asked.
“After all, if at such a level someone wants to falsify something there, to cheat someone, it’s not difficult to do it. You can show this injection, but in fact, inject saline, anything, kefir, some kind of orange juice. I’m kidding, of course. But this is not serious, in my opinion, ”Putin said.
Three vaccines are currently registered in Russia. Sputnik V of the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology is the world’s first registered vaccine against COVID-19. The development, according to a survey of the British company YouGov, is the most recognizable in the world. The drug is currently approved in more than 50 countries with a total population of more than 1.5 billion people.
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The second registered vaccine was “EpiVacCorona” from the State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology “Vector”. According to representatives of Rospotrebnadzor, the drug contributes to the formation of triple protection against coronavirus. At the same time, the vaccine is resistant to all mutations of SARS-CoV-2, including the British, South African and Brazilian strains.
On February 20, 2021, a vaccine against COVID-19 was registered at the Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Products named after M.P. Chumakov Russian Academy of Sciences – “KoviVak”.
According to the head of the Ministry of Education and Science Valery Falkov, the vaccine produced in the form of a suspension for intramuscular administration has an advantage over other analogues due to the use of classical manufacturing technology.
As Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova pointed out in an interview with Anton Krasovsky on the Antonyms YouTube channel, it is planned to produce about 89 million dose kits of all three domestic vaccines in Russia in the first half of the year. She also said that with the current pace of the vaccination campaign, herd immunity in the Russian Federation will be formed by August – for this, almost 69 million Russians must be vaccinated.
Source site russian.rt.com