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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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Cuba begins Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in pediatric ages

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Cuba has begun on Monday phases I/II of the clinical trials of its Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus Covid-19 vaccines on Children and teenagers, with two doses of the former and one of the later. Approved on June 10 by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), this trials that will take place at the Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana will be sequential, open and adaptive for three to 18 years of age.

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Cuba keeps solidarity movement for blood donation

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel underlined on Monday that Cuba keeps its solidarity movement to save lives through blood donations despite the impact of Covid-19. In his account in twitter, the president remembered the World Blood Donor´s Day, celebrated today. Covid-19, having stopped so many things, has not being able to stop this solidarity movement in Cuba, he wrote.

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Cuban President thanks global solidarity in the face of US blockade

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has thanked the international solidarity against the economic, commercial and financial blockade the US imposed on the island’s for nearly six decades. On Twitter, the Cuban leader wrote that his country has been lately supported from several nations condemning the outrageous US blockade. ‘Our gratitude for joining us in the legitimate defense of our rights,’ Díaz-Canel live-tweeted, adding #EliminaElBloqueo.

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Family avoids mental fatigue associated with Covid-19 in Cuba

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Professor Olga Esther Infante, from the University of Medical Sciences of Havana, explained that the term ‘pandemic exhaustion’ is perceived by the Cuban family, a concept coined by the World Health Organization in reference to a state of fatigue, lack of motivation and apathy. Infante specified in a televised conference that this lack of motivation leads to a relaxation of personal self-care and increases the risk of contagion, as well as affectations among group members such as irritability and manifestations of anxiety that can generate conflicts.

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Havana Leather Company THABA keeps unstoppable pace

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Havana Leather Company THABA, leader in domestic market and focused on productive linkages with other centers and in pursuit of import substitution, started this year at a good pace. Despite of being hit by the economic, commercial and financial US blockade against Cuba for more than 60 years, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and blocking of the delay of some materials, THABA fulfilled its first quarter plan.

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CITMATEL provides high technology for citizen benefit in Cuba

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The goal of contributing to Cuba´s computerization and digital transformation of society drives the efforts of the Information Technology and Advanced Telematic Services Company (CITMATEL) on a daily basis. MSc. Marta Francis, director of CITMATEL´s Organizational Development, said the company is aimed at creating and providing services and useful products to institutions and individuals, while generating financial resources for Cuba´s breakthroughs.

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Canadian medical donation arrives in Cuba

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Toronto´s ‘Juan Gualberto Gómez’ Association of Cuban Residents on Saturday made a donation of medical supplies to Cuba´s Holguín health centers for preventing and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic. On Facebook, the Canadian association announced Saturday afternoon the arrival of syringes, gloves, medicines, face masks, bandages, gauze and disposable gowns, among other necessary medical supplies, at Holguín´s ‘Frank País’ International Airport.

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US defeat on Cuba at the UN anticipated

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Analysts are political commentators have continued to anticipate that the United States will receive a diplomatic defeat at the United Nations on June 23 regarding its hostile policy towards Cuba. In recent weeks, in addition to prestigious experts such as academician William LeoGrande, social and political movements from all over the world have stepped up their demands for US President Joe Biden to stop being Donald Trump (his predecessor) in his policy towards the island.

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Diaz-Canel highlights childhood protection programs in Cuba

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday highlighted his country’s child protection programs against any kind of exploitation, a principle established in the national legal system. On his Twitter account, the president said that the prohibition of child labor is one of the elements of the right to employment in Cuba and added that the State guarantees the protection of minors and their interests, according to international law and commitments.