Anthony Fauci, chief infectious disease doctor of the United States, spoke positively about the Russian vaccine against Sputnik V coronavirus and praised it. He gave a corresponding assessment in an interview with the Greek TV channel Skai.
“The data that I know about Sputnik are quite good,” the scientist responded to a journalist’s question about whether he would agree to be vaccinated with a Chinese or Russian drug. Fauci added that he does not have enough information on vaccines from China, but “the Russian data look good.”
The expert also stressed that he is little concerned about the controversy over the side effects of certain vaccines, because the fact that scientists have been able to prove their high effectiveness is much more important. “For some people it (side effects – note “Lenta.ru”) can last a little longer, but for the most part the symptoms go away in 24 hours,” he concluded.
On March 5, it was reported that Sputnik V became the second most popular coronavirus vaccine in the world. AstraZeneca’s vaccine, which is approved in 49 countries, received first place in the number of approvals. Pfizer ranked third with 43 countries approving the drug.