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Argentina’s president tests positive for COVID-19 despite getting the Russian Sputnik V jab

Argentina’s president Alberto Fernández has tested positive for COVID-19 despite getting the Russian Sputnik V jab in January.

While Sputnik developer Russia’s Gamaleya Institute has insisted that the jab is effective.

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In a statement Fernández said: I’m already isolated, complying with the current protocol and following the instructions of my personal doctor.

“I have contacted the people I met in the last 48 hours to assess whether they constitute close contact,” he added.

Alberto Fernández, 62, had the first jab publicly in a Buenos Aires hospital on January 21 and received the second dose in February.

As being reported, Argentina’s president came down with a fever and slight headache on Friday, after which he was tested for coronavirus.

As being reported, his diagnosis was confirmed with an antigen test, followed by a PCR test, over the weekend.

According to the President’s medical team, he was stable, asymptomatic, with parameters within normal ranges.

Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, which developed the Sputnik V vaccine, reacting to the news has re-iterated the high effectiveness of the jab, citing research data published in the medical journal The Lancet in February. 

Sputnik V’s official Twitter account said: “We are sad to hear this. Sputnik V is 91.6 percent effective against infection and 100 percent effective against severe cases. 

If the infection is indeed confirmed and occurs, the vaccination ensures quick recovery without severe symptoms. We wish you a quick recovery!”.

 

 

 

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