Doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov answered the seven most common questions about vaccination against coronavirus. About this he wrote in your Telegram channel.
Talking about the choice of the drug, he said that in this matter it is better to trust the advice of a doctor, since some vaccines protect longer, but others are more suitable for people with chronic diseases. The doctor also indicated that cancer patients can be vaccinated, since these people are more at risk of getting sick with COVID-19 in a severe form.
Myasnikov explained that those who have had COVID-19 do not need to be vaccinated until the fall. He added that, most likely, the immunity of those who have been ill will last longer. He also urged those who had recovered not to be complex about the low level of antibodies – with any viral infection, this level decreases, however, when they meet the virus again, memory cells are turned on, which will immediately begin to produce antibodies again.
The doctor claims that modern vaccines are able to fight all new mutations of the coronavirus. At the same time, he expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the blood plasma of those who had been ill as a drug for the treatment of COVID-19 from a mutated virus.
He specified that in order to dramatically reduce the number of severe cases and deaths, it is enough to vaccinate 30-40 percent of the population. However, for peace of mind, it is better to vaccinate and get your own protection, not relying on herd immunity.
Myasnikov also dispelled the myth that Russians will not be allowed into the European Union and the United States without a vaccine from Pfizer. “There is no question about being allowed in. They won’t let us in yet, with or without Pfizer! The European Union and the United States are closed to all from the outside and so far are only tightening measures. In the future, it is possible that they will focus on the level of protective antibodies, since tens of millions of people have already undergone covid in one form or another, ”he summed up.
Earlier, Myasnikov revealed the true attitude of the professional community in the West to the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. “Western doctors never say bad things about the Sputnik V vaccine; I have not seen this in professional journals,” he said. The doctor added that he opposes “the vaccine war, when one vaccine is vilified in the press and the other is extolled.”
There are several COVID-19 vaccines in the world today. So, in Russia two vaccines are registered: “Sputnik V” and “EpiVacCorona”. On December 5, Moscow started vaccination against coronavirus with Sputnik V. The US also began inoculating the population with drugs from Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna. Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved in the UK.