- Russia stole Oxford vaccine blueprint to make Sputnik v jab, claim sources
- Russian vaccine works the same way as the Oxford/AZ jab to kill Covid-19
- Sputnik V was done a month after Moscow announced that human trials in the UK had begun
- MI5 sources previously said Russian hackers targeted Oxford in March 2020
- security teams charge Detectives working for the Kremlin stole vital information
Russia was today accused of using a spy embedded in Britain to steal the design of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine so that Vladimir Putin could create his own suspiciously similar Sputnik V jab and the prospect of creating the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine. to win the race.
Security sources have evidence that a Moscow mole in the UK was able to grab the top secret blueprint – but it’s not clear whether it was a document from the pharma giant’s lab or factory, or a vial of the finished drug , which was smuggled out. country for analysis
Home Office Minister Damien Hinds claimed today that he could not comment on the matter – but did not deny it – and added: ‘It is reasonable to assume that there are certainly foreign states that are constantly collecting sensitive information, including commercial But I want to hold my hand. and scientific secrets and intellectual property’.
MI5 spies have already said that Russian hackers launched repeated attempts to carry out cyber attacks on Oxford University since March 2020 – almost a month after British scientists announced they were developing a vaccine.
In April last year Oxford/AZ announced they were starting the first human trial – but the following month Moscow said they had invented their own vaccine and by August Vladimir Putin had given a TV address to the Russian people In which it was said that the country had won the global race. Create the first Kovid-19 jab.
It was later revealed that Sputnik V functioned very similarly to its British counterpart. Both are viral vector vaccines, meaning that both use another inactivated virus to carry an immune agent that then destroys the coronavirus. The timeline of events suggests that Moscow may have prepared the blueprint during the first human trials in Britain.
This raises the question of how big moles can get – and whether they have been caught. sources told Sun British ministers have been told they have evidence that spies working for the Kremlin stole a blueprint for a Covid jab from a multinational pharmaceutical company to design their own vaccine.
Tory MP Bob Seely, an expert on Russian affairs, said: ‘I think we need to get serious about Russian and Chinese espionage. Whether it is stealing the designs for Astra-Zeneca or blackmailing us for energy by these authoritarian and authoritarian regimes, we need to act wisely from them.
President Vladimir Putin confirmed he had received Russia’s Sputnik V shot earlier this year
Two preliminary clinical trials conducted in Moscow this year indicated that Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective. Pictured: Russia’s Sputnik V Jabi
Oxford AZ vs. Sputnik: the race for the first vaccine between Russia and the West
11 February 2020
Researchers at Oxford University have started developing a vaccine against COVID, using data from the virus sent from China.
Vaccine trials begin on healthy human volunteers.
Oxford announced that they would be working with AstraZeneca to develop and distribute the vaccine.
Russia’s Gamleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology announced that it has developed a vaccine.
It is later revealed that it works in much the same way as the Oxford/AZ jab – a viral vector vaccine, meaning it uses another virus to carry the immune agent – the damaged parts of the actual coronavirus, which Can trigger a reaction but cannot cause an infection. – in human cells.
UK security agencies are ‘more than 95 percent convinced’ that Russian hackers have targeted vaccine developers in the UK.
The statement was made by the late Security Minister James Brokenshire.
Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has developed the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine – and has no negative side effects.
Oxford and AstraZeneca announced the results of their tests and said it was safe.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is approved for use in the UK.
What do we know about Sputnik V – and how is it similar to Britain’s Oxford/AZ jab?
There are many similarities between the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and Russia’s Sputnik V.
The Russian jab is what is known as a viral vector vaccine – which uses two weakened adenoviruses that cause the common cold that have been modified to not trigger the disease.
Researchers have used this technology to create vaccines against several pathogens, including the flu, Zika and Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers).
After the vaccine is injected into a person’s arm, adenoviruses enter human cells and travel to their nucleus, the cell where the cell’s DNA is stored.
The vaccine is programmed to carry the genetic code of the coronavirus’ spike protein, which Sars-CoV-2 uses to invade the body.
It uses this genetic code to prompt the body to mount an immune response, prompting the immune system to attack the coronavirus if the actual virus infects the body.
Oxford’s JAB uses a chimpanzee adenovirus in this process, while Sputnik V uses two human adenoviruses.
Both jabs also require two doses for maximum protection against the virus.
And they also need to be stored between 2 and 8C (35.6 to 46.4F).
Clinical trials have shown that the Oxford vaccine was up to 90 percent effective against Kovid infection.
For comparison, Russia’s Sputnik V was found to be 92 percent effective.
However, there are some differences between the jabs.
Only the AstraZeneca shot has been linked to rare blood clots that disappear.
The developers of Sputnik V say that it has not been linked to this rare side effect.
However, experts say that no…