Alexander Ginzburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, told Izvestia about the creation of a test for a fake vaccination certificate.
According to him, the presence in the blood of antibodies to the membrane protein of the adenovirus Ad26, which is extremely rare in humans, is a marker of a successful inoculation with Sputnik V or Sputnik Light.
“Therefore, the presence of antibodies to the 26th adeno says that people are vaccinated”, – explained Ginzburg.
The scientist clarified that antibodies to adeno 26 were not found in about 80 percent of patients who were admitted to intensive care and declared that they had been vaccinated.
The day before, the cybersecurity company Group-IB said that its experts note a significant increase in the number of fake certificates – in the fall there were 20 times more of them than in the summer.
If in the summer prices for fakes ranged from three to 30 thousand rubles [$420], and the production took about three weeks, now the certificates are delivered in three days at a cost of four to 12 thousand [$170].
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov called the forgery of certificates unacceptable and stressed that Russia is very responsible for this and is waging an irreconcilable struggle with fraudsters.
Source: RIA Novosti
Header: MOSCOW, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 28, 2020: A medical staff member at Moscow’s City Hospital No 15 (Filatov Hospital) treating COVID-19 patients. Sergei Bobylev/TASS