Articles of Covid-19

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Second group of volunteers join Soberana clinical trials

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Twenty more Cubans joined the short history of Soberana 01, the country’s first candidate vaccine against COVID-19, on September 2, according to reports from Naturaleza Secreta. This group, composed of volunteers between 60 and 80 years of age, is the second to receive the first dose of the much awaited vaccine.

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Havana’s empty streets promise embraces to come

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The silence, practically complete, is unusual. Behind doors, the sound of televisions can be faintly heard; perhaps a family conversing on their balcony, enjoying a few moments of fresh air before the nine o’clock applause for our doctors and nurses; a neighborhood dog moves carefully down the sidewalk, sensing that something strange is going on. The streets are empty. The city that never sleeps is obliged to go to bed early.

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Soberana in the first phase of clinical trials

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The first stage of clinical trials for the definitive validation of Soberana, the Cuban candidate vaccine authorized to begin this phase, began August 24, with the administration of the product to 20 volunteers, between the age of 19 and 59. Over the course of the week, the safety of the candidate vaccine was evaluated and the findings submitted to the Center for State Control of Medications (Cecmed)

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President of Cuba’s National Assembly rejects efforts to restore unipolar world order

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“During the pandemic, and despite international opposition, the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States for six decades has been tightened. A genocidal blockade that not only violates the human rights of Cubans, including the legitimate right to development, while denying and offending the sovereign right of other countries.

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The sister Caribbean

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Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla tweeted our country’s appreciation to the Association of Caribbean States (ACS/AEC) for its recognition of Cuba’s international contribution in the battle against COVID-19. Rodríguez also emphasized the consistent position taken by the regional bloc against the U.S. blockade and the Helms-Burton Act.

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How did Cuba’s COVID-19 candidate vaccine come to be named Soberana?

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A name identifies, makes unique, and enamors… It is a calling card and can convey confidence and pride, which is exactly what occurred this month of August, when the people of Cuba heard the long-awaited news that our scientists had come up with an idea, an idea they turned into a vial of vaccine in just three months’ time, as one researcher said.

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Cuban and Kenyan Foreign Ministers discuss efforts to win release of abducted doctors

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True to the principle of never abandoning a single one of our sons or daughters, cautious, ongoing efforts continue to ensure the safe return of two Cuban doctors abducted in Kenya, while serving on an internationalist collaborative mission there. Via his official Twitter account, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reported, August 28, that he had held a lengthy dialogue with his Kenyan counterpart to address the sensitive issue.

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“Get to work on recovery as quickly as possible”


Tropical storm Laura made landfall, Sunday, August 23, east of Baconao, in Santiago de Cuba, and after returning to the sea, did so a second time near Capitana Point, in Artemisa, crossing this western province and Pinar de Rio in less than two hours, to enter the Gulf of Mexico at Puerto Esperanza, in the municipality of Viñales

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Soberana is Cuba’s, the first candidate vaccine against COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

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A vaccine that exemplifies the development of Cuban science; that places us on the level of economically advanced countries; that honors Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, the principal architect of the country’s biotechnology sector. This is what Soberana is, the first Cuban candidate vaccine against COVID-19 authorized for testing in clinical trials.

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A strategic relationship: Science-government collaboration to support the nation’s development

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“At the time this contribution is being prepared, our country is having unquestionable success in the COVID-19 battle. Among the keys to this victory is the close, productive relationship between government administration, the healthcare system, and the intelligent, committed work of many scientists and professionals, alongside the entire people,” emphasized Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.