Buenos Aires: Argentine President Alberto Fernández says he had a constructive preliminary check for COVID-19, regardless of being vaccinated in January.
Fernandez despatched a tweet earlier Saturday (now Argentine) saying he had accomplished a speedy antigen check for the virus after struggling a headache and having a fever of 37.3 levels. He mentioned he in any other case has gentle signs, is remoted and is “bodily effectively.”
He mentioned he’s awaiting affirmation of the end result utilizing a extra rigorous PCR check.
The president, who turned 62 on Friday, acquired a dose of Sputnik V vaccine on January 21 and a second dose a number of days later.
Not one of the vaccines used towards the brand new coronavirus fully get rid of infections, though they’ve been proven to drastically cut back the proportion of infections and their severity.
The Russian Gamaleya Institute that produced the vaccination tweeted that it had wished the President a speedy restoration, and mentioned the vaccination has a 91.6 % effectiveness charge towards an infection and one hundred pc towards to crucial circumstances.
“If the an infection is confirmed and happens, vaccination ensures a speedy restoration with out extreme signs,” he mentioned.
Greater than 650,000 individuals in Argentina have acquired each deliberate vaccines and solely about 1,000 of these have been discovered contaminated greater than 14 days after the ultimate dose, in accordance with nationwide well being statistics.
“It’s completely believable, possible, logical and predictable that individuals shall be contaminated by the virus” even after two strokes, mentioned virologist Humberto Debat of the Nationwide Institute of Agroindustrial Expertise of Cordoba, Argentina. He famous that the primary function of vaccination is to forestall severe sickness and loss of life.