Covid-19: Small study shows antibody growth from AstraZeneca, Sputnik Light vaccine mix

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Moscow - The data was collected from 20 people who took part in a 100-person study in Azerbaijan that began in February



By Reuters

Published: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 12:49 PM

Last updated: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 12:51 PM

A small-scale clinical study of the combined use of the AstraZeneca and Sputnik Light vaccines against Covid-19 has shown strong antibody growth in a majority of the study’s participants, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Monday.

The data was collected from 20 people who took part in a 100-person study in Azerbaijan that began in February. They first received the AstraZeneca shot followed by the one-dose Russian-made Sputnik Light shot 29 days later, RDIF said.

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“According to the results of the interim analysis, a fourfold or higher increase in neutralising antibodies to the spike protein (S-protein) of the SARS-CoV-2 was found in 85 per cent of the volunteers on the 57th day of the study,” RDIF said.


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