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Cuba prepares to protect Covid-19 convalescents


Cuba is currently advancing in the development of a clinical trial in patients convalescing from Covid-19, who had a mild clinical record or were asymptomatic. ‘The clinical development program of Soberana 01 (vaccine candidate against Covid-19) includes the assessment in convalescents, a population that has not been in the target of vaccines,’ highlighted on Twitter the director of Research of the Finlay Institute of Vaccines, Dagmar Garcia.

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Cuban science offers another sovereign response to the blockade and COVID-19

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Given the appearance on the island of the first cases of COVID-19 in the month of March last year, the Cuban government attempted to purchase ventilators from the Swiss companies IMT Medial AG and Acutronic, as part of plans adopted to guarantee the resources needed to confront the epidemic.
But when these suppliers were acquired by the U.S. company Vyaire Medical Inc. both firms cancelled their commercial relations with Cuba, submitting to the provisions of the criminal economic blockade imposed by the United States on our country six decades ago.

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Good news from Cuban science

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The President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, again met with scientists and experts who, for more than ten months, have contributed to the COVID-19 battle in Cuba. Yesterday, January 13, they presented recent results which included an update on the development of a diagnostic based on magnetic extraction of virus RNA using nanotechnology. According to Dr. Angelina Díaz García, director of the Center for Advanced Studies, the development involves the laboratory reagent that allows for extracting the genetic material, which is an essential step in PCR testing for COVID-19.

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2020: Year of the Cuban government, of science and the people

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If at the end of 2019 a list of challenges to be faced in 2020 had been made, it would not be easy to conduct an accounting of how we had done, since Cuba does not establish ten-point agendas, but rather hundreds of objectives, on all fronts. And this was the year of obstacles. The speech President Miguel Díaz-Canel presented to the National Assembly of People’s Power, as 2019 drew to a close, identified several priorities that any citizen can use to determine to what extent projected goals were met, during the 365 days of 2020.

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A strategic relationship: Science-government collaboration to support the nation’s development

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“At the time this contribution is being prepared, our country is having unquestionable success in the COVID-19 battle. Among the keys to this victory is the close, productive relationship between government administration, the healthcare system, and the intelligent, committed work of many scientists and professionals, alongside the entire people,” emphasized Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

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Díaz-Canel meets with Cuban scientists working on COVID-19 candidate vaccines

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The President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recently held a discussion with a group of scientists working on the development of COVID-19 candidate vaccines, to contain the dangerous illness that has caused the deaths of more than 766,000 persons around the world, 88 in our nation.

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Another perverse mechanism to encourage the theft of talent

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“They attempt to impose a perverse mechanism to encourage eth theft of talent. One more anti-Cuba campaign, indicative of the impotence of imperialism in the face of the Revolution’s conquests. Its promoters are incapable of facilitating a civilized relationship; their arrogance blinds them,” said Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez,