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With fewer cases, more testing

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ith one case reported on June 29 and the closing of the local transmission event in the Havana municipality of La Lisa, Cuba is moving forward in controlling the COVID-19 epidemic. Despite the favorable numbers – only 39 active cases and 95% of patients recovered – Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, insisted on not letting down our guard and maintaining active monitoring in communities, which have had a positive impact on the pandemic’s evolution in Cuba.

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Cuba answers slander with more solidarity

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It is unlikely that an island country like the Turks and Caicos, barely visible on a world map, would make headlines in the corporate media. Even less so when the news involves Cuban solidarity, inconvenient for the powers that be, capitalist governments that consider healthcare just another commodity. This tiny archipelago is home to a people who cannot escape the dangers of the pandemic and need help.

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Interferon in Cuba, a prophecy come true

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When Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro inaugurated the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) on July 1, 1986, he said he expected more from combinations of alpha and gamma interferons than from the individual use of the products, first produced in Cuba 39 years ago, on May 28, 1981. That prediction became a reality on August 4, 2016, when Heberferon, a new formulation of IFNS alpha and gamma interferons for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma.

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Cultural war and pandemic

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The pandemic has made more visible the clash between the neoliberal capitalist model, its dogmas, symbols and paradigms, and other alternatives for conceiving society, economy, politics and the very idea of progress and happiness. Neo-liberalism has always been legitimized through the cultural industry. The stereotype of a Yankee hero, able to emerge victorious from all enemy ambushes, annihilate them, take the spoils and the most beautiful girl, has been very useful

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Cuba in favorable range on COVID-19 evolutionary curve, but strict preventative measures remain in place

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The Cuban Ministry of Public Health confirmed that the island remains in the favorable range on the COVID-19 epidemic’s evolutionary curve, despite May 2 seeing the highest number of confirmed infections since the first case was detected here March 11. Dr. Francisco Durán, head of Epidemiology at the ministry, reported during his daily press conference May 5, that the number of patients recovered, over the last few days, is greater than that of new cases, producing this positive trend.

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Covid-19: Cuban sports events with international participation postponed

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Among efforts to prevent and confront Covid-19, the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder) has decided to postpone events with international participation scheduled in Cuba until at least April 30. Inder has also limited, as much as possible, the number of delegations traveling abroad, focusing on events directly linked to the Olympic and Paralympic qualification processes, as long as they are supported by their respective international federations and conditions in the host nation are favorable.

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Cuba on guard to prevent spreading of new coronavirus

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Led by President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, another meeting took place yesterday afternoon to review the Covid-19 situation, where Minister of Public Health José Ángel Portal Miranda confirmed a fifth case of the virus in Cuba. According to the minister, a Cuban patient, 63 years of age, resident in the Havana municipality of Diez de Octubre, who returned to the island from Spain on March 8.

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Cuban international medical brigades focused on solidarity and caution

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For those who love their family members and their compatriots, the spreading Covid-19 pandemic is cause for alarm, given the risk faced by the more than 28,000 Cuban health workers serving on missions around the world. But it seems that their solidarity and internationalist vocation has been, thus far, a moral repellent. According to information provided by Dr. Jorge Hidalgo Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Collaboration (UCCM), all 28,268 members of Cuba’s medical brigades working in 61countries.

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Cuba will accept British cruise ship MS Braemar

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On March 13, the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland requested that Cuban authorities allow the Fred Olsen cruise line’s MS Braemar to dock in a Cuban port with a small number of travelers with the new coronavirus (SARS CoV 2/Covid-19), and assist in their repatriation by air. In conjunction with British authorities, arrangements have been made, once the travelers arrive, for their safe and immediate return to the United Kingdom on charter flights.

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Cuba will accept and assist travelers on British cruise ship MS Braemar

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On March 13, the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland requested that Cuban authorities allow the Fred Olsen cruise line’s MS Braemar to dock in a Cuban port with a small number of travelers with the new coronavirus (SARS CoV 2/Covid-19), and assist in their repatriation by air. In conjunction with British authorities, arrangements have been made, once the travelers arrive, for their safe and immediate return to the United Kingdom on charter flights.