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They commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Academy of Sciences

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Leading academics, scientists and historians of Cuban science met this Friday at the headquarters of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, in Old Havana, in a session in which the 60th anniversary of the institution was commemorated, milestones that marked its history, its innovative projections and the imprint of its first president (1962-1972), Antonio Núñez Jiménez. Doctor of Medical Sciences Luis Velázquez Pérez, president of the ACC, highlighted that the new Academy of Sciences of Cuba, founded in 1962, was the first multidisciplinary scientific institution in the country.

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They find a simple way to degrade ‘eternal chemicals’

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An international team of scientists has discovered a simple, low-energy way to break down so-called “everlasting chemicals,” perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) of anthropogenic origin, which are widely dispersed in water sources around the world. and have been linked to multiple human health problems, including everything from learning disabilities to cancer, infertility, increased cholesterol and immune system problems. PFAS molecules possess carbon-fluorine bonds so strong that they were considered virtually impossible to break.

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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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Abdala, with three doses, demonstrates 92.28% efficacy

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Communist Party First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on behalf of Cuba, congratulates researchers who in 13 months achieved a global milestone. A three-dose regimen of the Abdala candidate vaccine has demonstrated an efficacy of 92.28 percent, placing it well above the World Health Organization (WHO) requirement of at least 50 percent, to be recognized as an anti-COVID-19 vaccine.

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Clinical trial of candidate vaccine in pediatric age group begins, with strict protocols observed

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With the vaccination of the first 25 volunteers in the 12-18 age group, Phase I clinical trials in pediatric ages of the Soberana 02 candidate anti-COVID vaccine developed by the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) began yesterday, June 14. As anticipated, the process was initiated at the Juan Manuel Márquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana, strictly adhering to protocols, with all the rigor and organization required, beginning the first day.

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Diaz-Canel praises pediatric clinical trials against Covid-19 in Cuba

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday described as transcendental the approval by health authorities of the start of the anti-Covid-19 clinical trials in pediatric people, using the vaccine candidates from the Caribbean island. The proven safety of Soberana02 and SoberanaPlus has made it possible to take this step, among the first in the world, said the president on his Twitter account, where he thanked Cuban scientists for this achievement.

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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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Cuba seeks to grow 23 percent in bioproducts

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Cuba is striving this year to manufacture 6,255.72 kiloliters of 18 types of bioproducts, accounting for a 23-percent growth compared to previous results, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG). Such a figure will benefit 690,000 hectares of crops, 100,000 more than in 2020, MINAG specified. The use of bioproducts makes it possible to substitute part of chemical fertilizer and pesticide imports.