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The “opponents”

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With millions of tax dollars, the U.S. government insists on fabricating lies to discredit Cuba and enlisting common criminals as “opponents” to attack authorities, while the vast majority of Cubans are mobilized to battle a new peak in the COVID epidemic. I could also call this short chronicle “mid-week news,” and that is why I will begin by highlighting some headlines in the Cuban press, those which go unnoticed by many agencies and media, including some that have accredited correspondents on the island.

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“I am here because the vaccine is Cuban”

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The first 10,000 Venezuelans, of the four million projected, are receiving their three doses of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine in Ciudad Tiuna, in the Caracas municipality of Libertador. It could be the human aspect of the work, the confidence returned, the lives saved here. Or perhaps the thousand and one expressions of brotherhood that have marked the hopes of Venezuela, over more than two decades.

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Anti-Cuban maneuver in the Organization of American States defeated

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Party Political Bureau member and Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla posted a tweet yesterday, July 28, noting the defeat of a U.S. sponsored anti-Cuban maneuver in the OAS, rejected by the majority of member countries. A call for a meeting made by the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS) to “analyze the situation in Cuba,” no doubt to justify interference, failed miserably due to the refusal of the majority of its member countries.

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Cuba thanks Russia for humanitarian aid

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July 25, two An-124 aircraft landed at Havana’s José Martí International Airport, carrying 88 tons of food and a million medical facemasks, as part of a donation from the Russian Federation. Party Political Bureau member and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla posted a tweet thanking Russia for a humanitarian donation that arrived in Cuba aboard two aircraft July 25.

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Regular peace reigns in Cuba

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The regular citizen peace is currently reigning in Cuba, as efforts are focused on fighting Covid-19 and actions are multiplied including immunizing the entire population. Institutions, hospitals, markets, shops and private businesses opened their doors as usual today. There is peace in Cuba despite campaign of hatred and lies typical of media terrorism hype, said Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Wednesday. Díaz-Canel claimed the Cuban people act with courage and with no fear to confront the July 11th destabilization plans.

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Cuba: Covid-19 vaccination for children to begin in September

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The sample is divided into two groups: the first made up of adolescents from 12 to 18 and the second of children from three to 11. The objective of the trial is to evaluate the safety, reactogenicity and immunogenicity of these candidates. Meanwhile, a pediatric clinical trial with Abdala candidate begins today in the province of Camagüey, with nearly 600 children and adolescents from that territory volunteering in two phases.

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Havana about to complete anti-Covid-19 vaccination with ‘Abdala’

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Three municipalities in the capital closed their vaccination process against Covid-19 with ‘Abdala’, as part of the strategy to immunize all inhabitants by the end of July, news media highlighted today. Health authorities are leading the process with this local product to also ensure that 60 percent of Cubans get their three doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccine shots by next August.

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Efficacy of 91.2% with two doses of Soberana 02 and one of Soberana Plus

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Results of clinical trials of this combination of Soberana candidate vaccines were announced yesterday at a meeting of the government’s COVID-19 task force, led by First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. The combination of two doses of the candidate vaccine Soberana 02 and one of Soberana Plus administered in a 0-28-56 day regimen, was found to have an efficacy of 91.2 percent, in preventing symptomatic cases of COVID-19, reported Dr. Vicente Vérez Bencomo, director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV).

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National leadership travels to central Cuba

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Communist Party Central Committee First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz met yesterday with authorities in Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus and Cienfuegos, provinces which until recently were controlling new COVID-19 infections, but are now experiencing a dangerous increase in cases. Through the first half of June, Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus and Cienfuegos had been able to control new COVID-19 infections in their territories.

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Cecmed approves clinical trials with Abdala in pediatric age group

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The study will include 592 children and adolescents between three and 18 years of age. The Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed), on July 2, approved the initiation of clinical trials in the pediatric age group of Cuba’s anti-COVID candidate vaccine Abdala, produced by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. As reported on the Mesa Redonda television program, the trials will include 592 children and adolescents between three and 18 years of age.