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Thirty-five COVID-19 landmarks in Cuba

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Between March 11, 2020 and the same day in 2021, so many events have transpired – so many unprecedented – that what we have experienced is beyond the capacity of these newspaper pages. But we are alive, and confident that the day will come when there will be no deaths, no one in serious condition, no one infected. Hope lies in massive immunization of the population and in the power of solidarity, thus we propose a summary of what has happened in Cuba as this period draws to a close.

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One year later, we are still alive and intent on winning

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“Be strong, Cuba, we will live and we will win.” These were the words of President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on March 20, 2020. Only nine days had passed since the diagnosis in Cuba of the first cases of COVID-19, but, knowing the strengths of our people, the constancy and resistance that are traditions on this island, there was no doubt about our ability to face the immense challenge that the pandemic would bring.

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Simply Cuba

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Just a little more than two months after the coronavirus pandemic became part of the planet’s history, Cuba had not yet registered a single case. Now, exactly one year following the appearance of the first patients within our national territory, we have not had a day’s rest in the battle against COVID-19. From the first world we received terrifying images: hospitals and morgues overwhelmed; desolate testimonies, pain, covered faces, no kisses, no embraces, physical distancing.

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Women extol Cuban scientific achievement in Venezuela

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Dr. Yailin Rios praised today the development of Cuban science seen through the application of the medicine Heberprot-P in patients with diabetic foot ulcers in Venezuela. According to Rios, who is a specialist in angiology and vascular surgery, the possibility of benefiting the Venezuelans with one of the flagship medicines of the Cuban biotechnology.

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Governance based on science and innovation for sustainable development

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President Diaz-Canel co-authors article with Mercedes Delgado focused on innovation, information technology and the government’s role in integrating all social, economic and environmental dimensions of development, especially at the local level. More consistent growth, with an improved productive base, is an obligatory objective of government management in the pursuit of sustainable development for the present and future of Cubans.

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Soberana 02, the first Latin American vaccine in phase III trials

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The Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed) has authorized the initiation of phase III clinical trials of the Soberana 02 candidate vaccine, after a rigorous analysis of the documentation submitted by the Finlay Vaccine Institute on findings gathered thus far. President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez yesterday also posted a tweet noting that phase III clinical trials were at hand for Soberana 02 and Abdala, in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo, with more than 85,000 volunteers.

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Cuba guarantees care for patients recovering from COVID-19

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Cuba’s public health system has developed an action protocol for treatment of recuperating COVID-19 patients, designed to ensure follow-up assistance from medical institutions for all who have recovered from the disease, during the first year after being discharged from the hospital.

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Cuba reports 1,039 Covid-19 new cases and five deaths

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The national director of Epidemiology at the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Dr. Francisco Duran, reported 1,039 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths over the last 24 hours. At his regular press conference on television on Sunday, Dr. Duran explained that 18,156 PCR tests in real time were made to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19.

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Cuba improves health protocols, produces Covid-19 vaccine candidates

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Cuba is currently improving its health protocols to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, while producing its most-advanced vaccine candidate, ¨Soberana 02¨, on a large scale, in order to begin phase III of clinical trials in March. During the latest meeting of the temporary working group, it was insisted on the need to speed up the results of the PCR tests.

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Cuba scales up industrial production of candidate vaccines

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Industrial production has begun of Cuba’s candidate vaccines Soberana 02 and Abdala (CIGB-66), two of the four developed on the island to combat COVID-19, with progress advancing at BioCubaFarma facilities. Cuba has begun the process of scaling up industrial production of Cuba’s candidate vaccines Soberana 02 and Abdala (CIGB-66), two of the four developed on the island to combat COVID-19.