Cuba hopes to achieve “full vaccination” against Covid-19 with its own vaccine by the end of the year, said the president of the island nation, whose 11 million citizens have long been isolated from US sanctions. announced by the United Nations General Assembly. Thursday.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermdes devoted most of his recorded speeches to imposing policies of economic coercion and privacy on the United States, which he believed would “wipe the Cuban Revolution off the political map of the world”. to. ”
But he described his heroic achievements in developing a pandemic vaccine for Cuba’s medical and scientific community. He said more than a third of Cuba’s population had been fully vaccinated.
“We hope to achieve full vaccination by the end of 2021, which will allow us to move forward in fighting the new pandemic outbreak,” Diaz-Canel said.
Cuba has been particularly hard hit recently by the delta version of the coronavirus, which reported new cases in the summer and resulted in a lack of basic health care in Cuba. Lack of medicine, medical oxygen and coronavirus tests added to social tensions, sparking anti-government protests in July. Mexico oxygenated Cuba last month, and US activists sent two million syringes to the island.
While the Cuban government is proud of their vaccine, the photos have not been approved by the World Health Organization. Data from clinical trials with vaccines have not been published in international journals.
However, Cuba’s claims of self-sufficiency in vaccinating against COVID-19 are typical in the context of global vaccination inequality, where most vaccine doses have so far been given to the richest countries while many have gone to the poorest. He has not received his first dose.
Cuba began vaccinating children under the age of 2 against the coronavirus this month, making it the only country where children are vaccinated.
The move comes amid most of Cuba’s ongoing school closures due to the pandemic, which is of great concern to parents. Online learning is not a practical option in Cuba due to the high cost of internet access.
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