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Russian strain COVID-19 entered into the international register

Moreover, this type of coronavirus was included in the Pangolin virus nomenclature registry. And although it was originally discovered in Slovakia in January 2021, it moved to Russia in May-June.

As a result, it was he who accounted for more than 80% of all Russian samples of coronavirus genomes uploaded to the public database GISAID.

It is reported that later the “Russian” strain spread in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland and Israel. Later, in other countries, an independent identity of the strain arose, which it was decided to call AY.122.1.

Note that scientists are of the opinion that the AY.122 strain does not have increased resistance to antibodies that are produced in vaccinated people.

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