Russia claims its Sputnik light vaccine is 70 percent effective against Corona's delta variant

Russia claims its Sputnik light vaccine is 70 percent effective against Corona's delta variant

Russia claims that its anti-Covid vaccine Sputnik Light is 70 percent effective against the delta variant of Corona in the first three months after injection. Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday that the single-dose vaccine has the potential to become Russia's main vaccine.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said that the Gamelia Center has submitted an article to the MedRXIV Preprint Server for Health Sciences on the effectiveness of the Sputnik Light vaccine against the delta variant of Corona.  

The official statement said that the analysis done on the anti-Covid vaccine Sputnik Light was based on data received from 28 thousand participants. All of them were given a single dose of Sputnik Light Vaccine. In the study, they were compared with a group of 56 lakh people who did not get the vaccine.

The data used in the study was collected in Moscow this year. The study found that this vaccine is more than 75 percent effective in people under 60 years of age. The anti-Covid Sputnik Light Vaccine significantly prevents serious illness and hospitalization, the statement said. Let us tell you that the single-dose Sputnik Light vaccine has been approved in more than 15 countries.

Not only this, the process of its registration is going on in 30 other countries. The delta variant of the corona is the most dangerous and contagious. Denis Logunov, deputy director of the Gamelia Center, said the data analysis presented in the article shows Sputnik Light remains highly effective for months after vaccination.

At the same time, RDIF Chief Executive Officer Kirill Dmitriev said that the effective results of the Sputnik Light vaccine against the delta variant of Corona are much better than the two-shot vaccines. It is known that the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given permission for the third phase trial of Russia's Sputnik Light Vaccine in India.

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

 11 more people have died in Nepal due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. The death toll has risen to 88 on Thursday. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Disaster Management, 30 people are missing in these incidents so far.

Panchthar, a district in eastern Nepal, has recorded the highest number of deaths at 27. This was followed by 13 deaths each in Ilam and Doti districts. Deaths were also reported from 15 other districts including Kalikot, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajang, Humla, Solukhumbu, Puthan, Dhankuta, Morang, Sunsari and Udaipur.

At least 88 people have lost their lives in recent incidents of floods, landslides and floods in different parts of the country following incessant rains in the last three days, Health Ministry officials said. The death of 11 people has been confirmed on Thursday morning. He told that 63 people died on Wednesday, while on Tuesday the death toll was 14.

Natural disaster has occurred in 20 districts of Nepal. 21 people have gone missing in Bajhang district. However, the weather conditions have started improving from Thursday. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has directed Nepal Police, Armed Police Forces, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army to immediately evacuate foreign tourists stranded in Humla district.

Twelve people, including four Slovenian tourists and three guides, are stranded in Nakhla in Humla district, 700 km west of Kathmandu. The road in Limi area was blocked due to heavy snowfall. Humla Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya said they were on their way back to Simikot after completing their trekking expedition at Limi.

Snow had started in the area since Sunday and rescue operations could not be carried out on Wednesday due to bad weather. Officials said that the local administration has sought a helicopter from the Home Ministry to carry out the rescue operation.

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