By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology is studying the effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine against the Moscow strain of coronavirus, presumably the vaccine will protect against this variant of COVID-19, the center’s director Alexander Gintsburg, according to Russian media.

Earlier, Gunzburg said that there are original variants of coronavirus mutations in Russia , in particular in Moscow, their properties and differences from other strains are currently being studied.

“At present, a study of the” Moscow “strain and the effectiveness of” Sputnik V “against it is underway, we think that the vaccine will be effective, but we must wait for the results of the study,” said Gunzburg.