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Cuban doctors welcomed for good reason

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In all countries where Cuban doctors are working, may arrive, or will arrive by intergovernmental agreement, the same chorus of intolerant, conservative voices and anonymous “trolls” can be heard, angrily denouncing their presence on social media. The pattern is being repeated in Peru, since the official signing of an agreement to receive Cuban health professionals here. The arguments are the same as those used in other countries: quotes from Oppenheimer, accusations of slavery, questioning of the doctors’ medical qualifications.

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COVID-19: Cuban science continues to launch new lines of research


Yesterday, June 4, President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez held his weekly meeting with scientists and experts directly involved in the COVID-19 battle, at the Revolution Palace, a gathering he described as encouraging. This meeting, he said, shows that Cuban science is efficiently supporting national efforts against the disease and “has not stopped, is not satisfied with results that have proven to be very important, but rather launches new lines of research.

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Cuban Foreign Minister: These are times of solidarity and of understanding health as a right

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“We reaffirmed that these are times of solidarity and of understanding health as a right and not a commodity,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla posted on his Twitter account, referring to his remarks yesterday, June 3, during a video conference organized by Germany’s Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas with counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean, to share experiences to better confront the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss how to overcome its consequences together.

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Every error in the COVID-19 battle is a setback

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Cuba awoke yesterday to the news of 38 new cases of COVID -19, the highest number of confirmed cases in the last 28 days, of which 32 are related to the outbreak at the Epoca department store in Havana. A large portion of the meeting led by President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz was devoted to analysis, with the prevention and control task force, of the causes of this transmission event, which has had major repercussions.

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The results of Cuban science are a source of pride

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During another encouraging meeting with the group of scientists and experts directly involved in Cuba’s efforts to control the COVID-19 epidemic, President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez noted that the results achieved in different arenas “are a clear indication of the contribution that Cuban science is making to this battle.” He insisted that the accomplishments are evidence of the country’s capacity, to address complex situations with the support of science and innovation.

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Transformative thinking required

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The President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, called on Council of Ministers members to practice “innovative thinking, to develop a real strategy to confront the global crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Leading the meeting of the highest body of the Cuban government, chaired by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, the President said that the objective must be “to achieve the productive transformation that the country needs at this time

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Stem cells to treat post COVID-19 lung disease in Cuba

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Studies conducted in different countries have corroborated that a certain number of patients recovered from COVID-19, mainly those who reached serious condition requiring admission to intensive care units, presenting some type of long-term effect, particularly lung lesions. Taking into account reports issued on the subject by prestigious international scientific centers, Cuba has also been paying special attention to the medical follow-up of discharged patients.

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Families, in times of pandemic and always


Throughout the current health emergency, Cuban families have promoted good health practices and continue to play a leading role in the education of younger generations. Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus Alvarez. Like any institution, the family is a social grouping that requires special attention from government in terms of its needs, including balancing work and home responsibilities and reducing domestic violence, among others.

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Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors continues to gain supporters

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More than 40 European organizations are backing a proposal to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades of the Henry Reeve Contingent, for their contribution to the global battle against COVID-19. Launched April 28 by the associations Cuba Linda and France Cuba, the initiative has thus far received the support of solidarity groups, political organizations and unions for “Prix Nobel de la paix pour les brigades médicales cubaines Henry Reeve.”

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Cuba insists on maintaining preventative measures to control COVID-19

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The Cuban government reiterated its decision to maintain measures adopted to control COVID-19 and not lower our guard despite the increasingly lower numbers of patients confirmed per day, six this Monday, as well as the reduced number of active patients, 159 of 1,947 total cases confirmed since March 11. During the first of these regular meetings this week chaired by President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz .