The Russian government has urged citizens who received the new crown vaccine to refrain from drinking alcohol for two months. But the vaccine manufacturer called it "fake news" and issued an announcement on social networks. With the government and the vaccine manufacturer holding different views, the Russian people will have to make a choice.
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In a recent interview with KomsomolskayaPravda radio, Anna Popova, head of the Russian health agency, said: "If we want to stay healthy and have an immune effect, we should not drink alcohol.
In a country where the average annual consumption of pure alcohol exceeds 16 liters, the Russian people must be having a hard time accepting this news. In her opinion, if you are vaccinated, you should not drink a drop of alcohol for two months. Anna Popova explained that one should abstain from alcohol for 42 days after each injection. The Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia's Gamaleia Institute requires two injections 21 days apart, so it is necessary to spend 42 days without alcohol intake. This statement was confirmed by Russian Deputy Health Minister Tatiana Golikova, who urged Russians to avoid alcohol and immunosuppressive drugs for 42 days after each vaccination.
Fortunately, the Russian people have a "savior" who has come forward to speak out. Dr. Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Maleya Institute and inventor of the new Russian crown vaccine, posted a message on the vaccine's official Twitter account calling these instructions fake news! According to Dr. Gintsburg, three days without alcohol after each injection is enough. He also added that this rule is the same for all vaccines. Another tweet featured a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "The Great Gatsby" holding a champagne glass with the caption: A glass of champagne won't hurt anyone, not even your immune system.