Over the past day, 35,681 new cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Russia. This was announced on Monday, November 22, at the COVID-19 Operational Headquarters.
On November 21, it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin volunteered for an experiment on the use of a nasal vaccine against coronavirus from the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. The head of state expressed his desire to take part in the tests during a meeting with the deputy director of the center Denis Logunov.
Later, virologist Anatoly Altstein said that the intranasal vaccine against coronavirus, in which Vladimir Putin plans to take part, practically does not differ from the intramuscular one. According to the doctor, the president’s trial of an intranasal vaccine will advertise it and increase the confidence of Russians.
Mikhail Kostinov, professor at the Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums, expressed the opinion that Vladimir Putin’s decision to be one of the first to test a new intranasal vaccine against COVID-19 could affect the perception of vaccination in the country.
Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.