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Cuba reinforces combat against Covid-19 and for development

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Cuba is currently strengthening the fight against Covid-19, while progressing in the implementation of the Economic Overhaul, and promoting priority programs for its socio-economic development. Recent measures adopted by the country’s leadership seek to guarantee an effective control of the health provisions aimed at fighting the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus outbreak.

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Everything to know to date about the four Cuban vaccine candidates against COVID-19

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Cuba currently has four vaccine candidates in clinical trials. What are the characteristics of each one? What results have they produced so far? What steps is the country taking to confront the new strains of the SARS-CoV2 virus? To learn about these issues, the president of BioCubaFarma, the general director of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the general director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute.

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Cuban drug Itolizumab proves effective in critically ill patients

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The Ministry of Public Health announced that the Cuban drug Itolizumab – developed by the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM) – has shown positive results as an anti-inflammatory treatment in patients with COVID-19. According to a study published on the Infomed website, patients infected with the SARS-COV2 virus can develop a very severe case of the illness, distinguished by the appearance of what is called “cytokine storm syndrome.”

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Investments to expand production of bioproducts in Cuba

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Rooted in Fidel’s wisdom, like almost everything good between heaven and earth in Cuba, the use of bioproducts in agriculture dates back to the 1990s, when four production plants, located in the municipalities of Güira de Melena, Güines, Matanzas and Sancti Spíritus, saw the light of day under the guidance of our Comandante en jefe. Engineer Teobaldo Cruz Méndez, lead investment specialist at the Labiofam State Enterprise Management Group (OSDE).

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Another Cuban brigade returns after battling COVID-19 in Belize

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With a message recognizing their work in Belize over more than nine months, the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, welcomed to the homeland members of the Henry Reeve Contingent medical brigade offering assistance in the Central American nation, where they successfully completed the mission with which they were entrusted, battling the COVID-19 pandemic and providing assistance in several health institutions around the country.

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Vaccination against selfishness and inequality

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Solidarity and Justice are still words in disuse even when the catastrophe concerns us all, like a great universal Titanic. A tiny and sticky virus has moved fears, shaken societies and health systems, provoked countless reflections on today and the future, but it has not succeeded in making equity and love for others prosper. This week will mark the 100 millionth person infected with COVID-19 in the world and already more than 2 million people have died.

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Antigen testing of suspected COVID-19 patients in Havana

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Given the complex epidemiological situation in the capital, recently experiencing growing numbers of new COVID-19 cases, the city’s neighborhood polyclinics and hospitals have begun administering antigen tests for the virus to patients with symptoms indicative of a possible infection. According to information presented in a meeting of the Provincial Defense Council, every facility of this type now has on hand the resources needed to provide the test.

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Cuba will vaccinate its entire population against COVID-19 in 2021

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The Party and government’s strong political will has made this possible, along with the impressive work of our scientists who have again reiterated that Cuba will be among the first countries in the world to vaccinate its entire population in 2021, despite the tightening of the U.S. blockade of the island over the past 12 months, stated Dr. Eduardo Martínez Díaz, president of the BioCubaFarma state pharmaceutical enterprise group, on his Twitter account.

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Cuba readies 100 million doses of anti-COVID vaccine

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The general director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute, Vicente Vérez Bencomo, announced, at a press conference with accredited foreign agencies in attendance, that Cuba is creating capacity to produce 100 million doses of the Soberana 02 injectable vaccine against COVID-19. He reiterated that the objective is to satisfy the needs of the country and also those of other nations interested in acquiring the vaccine.

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Vaccines and Sovereignty (III) The Antigen of Cuban Vaccines Against Covid-19

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The development of a vaccine today requires the existence of today’s conditions for this kind of research. It must begin by looking at the scientific literature for antecedents and ways of doing things that can lead to the implementation of more and more exquisite laboratory procedures and rigorous tests. In our case and for the above reasons, a firm base for the research was already established when the COVID 19 emergency arose.