Mutation of Covid-19 may affect vaccine’s effectiveness, - Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Maksym Stepanov, all mutations are monitored by the world's leading scientists
13:52, 27 July 2020

Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov stated that the mutation of the coronavirus could affect the development of a vaccine and its effectiveness. Stepanov spoke about it during a briefing that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The official noted that all mutations were monitored by the world's leading scientists. Relevant data on the Covid-19 mutation are also available.

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"It is becoming more vulnerable. Although, from another point of view, it is even more sensitive, we see how it spreads around the world. At the same time, what does the mutation affect? ​​It affects, in particular, the production of the vaccine and its potential ineffectiveness," he said.

As we reported earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky is making sure that Ukraine will be among the first countries to buy the Covid-19 vaccine when it is made.

“Our diplomatic contacts and global resources report that the vaccine is already being produced in several countries. Even if it is ready next year, Ukraine should be among the first countries to be able to purchase the vaccine. We must think about it now. The whole world is lining up," Zelensky said.

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