Cuba and its 4 vaccines against COVID-19

“An exporting country of solidarity, not war”
 

By Cuban Fuente

Posted on 12/22/2020

 The Italian Fabrizio Chiodo is a professor of Chemistry at the University of Havana and heads the list of foreign collaborators participating in the development of two vaccines against COVID-19 at the Finlay Institute of Cuba: Soberana 1 and Soberana 2.

 “The trust of the people is a fundamental pillar of the Cuban response to the epidemic,” Chiodo explained in an interview with Sputnik in which he evaluated why the skepticism towards vaccines that reigns in much of the world does not make a dent in Cuba.

 – At what stage are the vaccines developed by Cuba?
 – Cuba currently has four candidate vaccines in clinical trials, that is, in the testing phase in volunteers.  I work on two Finlay Institute candidates: Sovereign 1 and Sovereign 2.

 The first is completing a combination of phases one and two, while the second is completing the first phase.  Instead, the other two candidates from the Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology are completing phase one.  This should not worry us because we plan to conclude phase three of Sovereign in March 2021.

 – In phase three, how many volunteers will be employed?

 – We believe that at least 50,000 people, but it is a number that we are still discussing since we are facing a technical problem because in Cuba there is a very low incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections.  Therefore, part of the clinical trials may be carried out abroad.

 – How will the clinical tests be carried out?

 – Exactly as in the other countries, subdividing the volunteers into a control group, who will be given a placebo, and another group will receive the vaccine.  The difference is that in many countries, volunteers receive compensation.  In Cuba, they are offered spontaneously because there is widespread confidence in medicine and science.

 – Cuba is blockaded and this causes shortages of supplies and resources.  Has the Cuban research received any help or subsidies from international humanitarian and philanthropic organizations?

 – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has allocated hundreds of millions of euros to fight COVID-19, but at the moment not a penny has been allocated to Cuba.  The Gates Foundation is based in the United States and considers Cuba a terrorist country, just like those who collaborate with Cuba, like me.

 Similarly, organizations such as Amnesty or Doctors without Borders are ignoring the Cuban investigation, probably because they fear repercussions from Washington.

 They publicly ask for the vaccine for everyone, but when a small country like Cuba works on the vaccine, they ignore it.  We have received support only from some NGOs and from countries like China.  Of the famous philanthropic and humanitarian, nothing.

 – Cuba has a very low incidence of infection and has shown the effectiveness of its response to the COVID-19 epidemic.  What is the key to the Cuban model?

 – Totally public health, totally public biotechnology, and great confidence in this system.  A super-sufficient system for many with a key role in territorial medicine.  If in Cuba you ask a child to describe her family, he will tell you about his father, mother, little brothers and sisters, and the family doctor.  This has allowed confinement with house-to-house follow-up measures.  Cuba, with 11 million inhabitants, has had just over 130 deaths from COVID.

 – He highlighted the confidence of the Cuban people in medicine.  I would have asked him if there are movements of skeptics towards science and vaccines in Cuba, as in many countries, but at this point I ask him why there is trust in Cuba and not in other places?

 – In Italy, science appears on television as something Masonic, as if science were only for the few.  This has led to a cascade of doubting people.  He doubts because he does not believe in politics and he doubts because the economic model deliberately raises those doubts.

 In Cuba, science is at the service of the people.  There are high-level outreach programs on television.  If all the people were allowed to understand scientific language with ease, if the scientist appeared on television, as happens in Cuba, explaining how vaccines work in a popular way, there would be no skepticism or distrust.

 – From Sicily they have requested a brigade of Cuban doctors that has already operated in Bergamo and Cremona.  Why is Cuba lending a hand?

 – Fidel Castro entrusted a mission to the new generation of Cuban doctors summarized in the key concept “doctors, not weapons”: Cuba should be an exporter of solidarity, not of war.

 The intervention of Cuban doctors in Italy is nothing strange, it arises from this principle.  The Henry Reeve brigades of Cuban doctors and nurses have operated in nearly 40 different countries, including Italy, as they did during the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

 – What can be learned from the Cuban system?

 – We have seen that a privatized health system does not withstand the stress of a pandemic, it leads to very difficult ethical decisions and injustices.  What can be learned from the Cuban model is that health must be public.

By US-Cuba Normalization Committee

Organizing Committee, International and Nationwide Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations.

150 thoughts on “Cuba and its 4 vaccines against COVID-19”
  1. Pretty portion of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your weblog posts.
    Anyway I will be subscribing in your augment and even I fulfillment you get right of entry to persistently
    fast.

  2. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really
    something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and
    extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next
    post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  3. Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and
    tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same
    topics? Thanks for your time!

  4. Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same
    subjects? Thanks a lot!

  5. ซึ่ง เว็บหวยออนไลน์ ไซต์ของเราก็มี หวยลาว ให้ท่านได้มาแทงกัน เราให้ราคาดีที่สุดโดยจ่ายถึงบาทละ 850 บาท นอกจากนี้ยังโปรโมชั่นอื่นๆที่รอให้พวกท่านได้มาแทงหวยกับทางเว็บของเราหากท่านกำลังมองหาเว็บ แทงหวยออนไลน์ ที่ดีที่สุด ต้องเป็นเว็บของเราเท่านั้น
    เรามีระบบที่ทันสมัย รองรับการเล่นผ่านระบบ ios
    / anddroid ทำให้สะดวกต่อการแทงอีกด้วย โดยหากใครที่กำลังมองหา เว็บหวย ที่มีคุณภาพ ต้องที่ huaynaka.info

  6. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through
    Google, and found that it is really informative.
    I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you
    continue this in future. A lot of people will be
    benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  7. Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favorite
    justification appeared to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while people consider worries
    that they just don’t know about. You managed
    to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole
    thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  8. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve keep in mind your
    stuff previous to and you’re simply extremely magnificent.

    I really like what you’ve got here, really like what you’re saying and the way in which through which you are saying it.

    You’re making it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it sensible.
    I cant wait to read much more from you. This is actually a terrific
    web site.

  9. Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform
    are you using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform.
    I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  10. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it,
    you will be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will often come back very soon. I want to encourage yourself
    to continue your great job, have a nice afternoon!

  11. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after going through
    many of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I stumbled upon it
    and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

    my blog; click here

  12. Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s
    new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I
    found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  13. It’s genuinely very complicated in this active life to listen news on TV, so I just use the web for that reason, and get the most up-to-date news.

  14. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site.
    I really hope to see the same high-grade content from you in the future
    as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has
    encouraged me to get my very own site now 😉

  15. Good post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.

    Cheers!

    Feel free to visit my homepage – xokki.co.kr

  16. Admiring the time and energy you put into your site and
    in depth information you offer. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated
    rehashed information. Excellent read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your
    RSS feeds to my Google account.

  17. I think what you typed was very reasonable. However, think on this, suppose you were
    to create a awesome post title? I ain’t saying your content is not
    good., however what if you added a title that grabbed people’s attention?
    I mean Cuba and its 4 vaccines against COVID-19 – International US-Cuba Normalization Committee Coalition is a little vanilla.

    You should look at Yahoo’s front page and see how they
    create post titles to get viewers interested. You might try adding a video or a related picture or two to grab people interested
    about everything’ve written. Just my opinion, it might bring your posts a little livelier.

  18. Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using?
    Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly
    as yours lol

  19. An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment.
    There’s no doubt that that you should write more on this subject matter, it might not be a
    taboo subject but generally folks don’t speak about such
    topics. To the next! Best wishes!!

  20. This design is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was
    almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job.

    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that,
    how you presented it. Too cool!

  21. wonderful points altogether, you simply gained a new reader.
    What would you recommend about your post that
    you just made some days ago? Any positive?

  22. Hi, i believe that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to return the want?.I am attempting to find
    issues to improve my site!I assume its ok to use
    a few of your ideas!!

  23. Мү partnner andd I abxolutely love yokur blog annd fіnd thee majortity
    off youyr post’s tto bbe whaat precusely І’m loking fоr.
    Doees onee offfer gues wrkters t᧐o wrte cojtent avgailable
    ffor үߋu? I ѡouldn’t min producing a ppost orr elaborating oon а feww off tthe subject yoou wriye concerninng һere.
    Agаin, awesolme wweb site!

    Μy pаge; اجاره خودرو در کیش

  24. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet
    Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, wonderful blog!

  25. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a
    new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  26. I have learn several just right stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking
    for revisiting. I surprise how a lot effort you set to make any such great informative site.

  27. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and
    wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I
    hope you write again very soon!

  28. My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But
    he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on numerous websites for
    about a year and am nervous about switching to another
    platform. I have heard great things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it?
    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

  29. My brother recommended I would possibly like this website.
    He was totally right. This submit actually made my day.
    You cann’t consider just how a lot time I had spent for this information! Thank
    you!

  30. Howdy, I believe your web site might be having browser compatibility problems.
    Whenever I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine
    however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that,
    wonderful blog!

  31. You can certainly see your expertise within the article you write.
    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.

    Always go after your heart.

  32. I too recommend Transferwise. Its very fast and reliable.
    the rates they offer are the best so far and is same
    as in xe . Best thing is they are transparent about the fees
    and no hidden charges. I was using bank to bank before always
    less, not the rates they display. But with transferwise things are
    so different. Try once to believe. If you click on the link below
    you will get your first transfer for free : http://www.transferwise.com/chandra

  33. After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked the
    -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 4
    emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service?
    Kudos!

  34. Awesome website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics discussed here?
    I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get suggestions from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!

  35. great issues altogether, you just won a new reader. What might you
    suggest about your put up that you simply made some days in the past?
    Any positive?

  36. Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe that this website needs much more attention. I’ll probably be
    returning to read more, thanks for the advice!

  37. Hi, There’s no doubt that your web site might be having browser compatibility problems.
    When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks
    fine however when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that,
    wonderful blog!

  38. You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I
    to find this topic to be actually one thing that I
    feel I might never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely
    huge for me. I am having a look ahead in your next publish, I’ll attempt
    to get the hang of it!

  39. Hello every one, here every one is sharing these know-how, therefore it’s pleasant to read this website, and I used
    to go to see this website all the time.

  40. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this superb blog!

    I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group.

    Chat soon!

  41. Great site you have here but I was wanting to know if you
    knew of any community forums that cover the same topics discussed
    here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feed-back from other experienced people that share
    the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please
    let me know. Thanks a lot!

  42. With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My
    website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored myself or
    outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all
    over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any methods to
    help stop content from being ripped off? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  43. I wwas curious iif yoou evber tһougһt oof changging thee structuure oof
    үour blog? Itss ѵery wel written; I lovve whast youfe gott tto ѕay.
    Butt maybee youu couldd a littlee ore inn tthe wway oof cotent sso people
    coud cknnect wirh itt ƅetter. Youuve gott ann awful loot оff texst ffor
    ojly havingg onee orr 2 pictures. Mayve yoou ckuld spahe itt outt Ьetter?

    Heree iss myy blokg post – اجاره خودرو در کیش

  44. My spopuse annd І absoutely lofe y᧐ur log aand findd
    mostt oof ylur post’ѕ too bbe hat precisey Ι’m lokking fοr.
    Doess onne offfer gust writewrs tto wrjte confent forr уoս?
    I ԝouldn’t miind crreating ɑ poost orr elaboratibg onn soke oof thee subjects yyou wriote regardring
    һere. Аgain, awesome wweb site!

    Heere iis myy һomepage: Website, kmokaberan.ir,

  45. I have learn several good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting.

    I surprise how much attempt you set to make such a wonderful informative website.

  46. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!

    It is the little changes which will make the most important changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  47. I think this is one of the so much important info for
    me. And i am glad reading your article. However want to commentary
    on few common issues, The site taste is perfect,
    the articles is actually great : D. Good process, cheers

  48. Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your website in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that,
    fantastic blog!

  49. I think that everything said made a ton of sense. But, think on this, what if you composed a catchier title?

    I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your blog, however what if you added a post title that grabbed folk’s attention? I mean Cuba and its 4 vaccines against COVID-19 – International US-Cuba Normalization Committee Coalition is kinda plain. You should glance
    at Yahoo’s home page and watch how they create post headlines to get people to open the links.

    You might try adding a video or a related picture or two to
    grab readers excited about everything’ve got to say.
    In my opinion, it would bring your blog a little livelier.

  50. This design is spectacular! You most certainly know how to keep a
    reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my
    own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what
    you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  51. hello there and thank you for your information – I’ve definitely picked up anything
    new from right here. I did however expertise
    several technical points using this site, as I experienced to
    reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly.

    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?
    Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and
    can damage your quality score if advertising and marketing with
    Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for a lot more of your respective interesting content.
    Make sure you update this again very soon.

  52. Hey excellent website! Does running a blog similar to this require a massive amount work?

    I’ve absolutely no knowledge of programming but I
    had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners
    please share. I know this is off topic but I just had to ask.
    Thanks!

  53. My partner and I stumbled over here from a different
    web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you.

    Look forward to looking over your web page repeatedly.

  54. Hello! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or
    vice-versa? My website addresses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly benefit
    from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free
    to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Fantastic blog by the way!

  55. of course like your website but you have to test the spelling
    on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very troublesome to inform the truth on the other hand
    I’ll certainly come again again.

  56. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s
    to be precisely what I’m looking for. can you offer
    guest writers to write content available for you?
    I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write with regards to
    here. Again, awesome weblog!

  57. I am really inspired along with your writing skills and also with the structure for your
    blog. Is this a paid topic or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it
    is rare to peer a nice blog like this one these days..

  58. Asking questions are actually good thing if you are not understanding anything totally,
    except this piece of writing gives fastidious understanding
    yet.

  59. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail.

    I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  60. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after looking at some of the posts I realized it’s
    new to me. Anyways, I’m certainly delighted I came across it and I’ll be
    book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  61. Magnificent items from you, man. I’ve have in mind your stuff previous to
    and you’re simply too great. I really like what you have received right here, really like what you
    are saying and the way wherein you are saying it. You make it entertaining and you continue
    to care for to stay it sensible. I cant wait to read far more from you.
    That is actually a wonderful website.

  62. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook
    or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the
    same information you discuss and would love to have you
    share some stories/information. I know my viewers would appreciate your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

    Also visit my webpage :: Super Slim Keto

  63. Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a
    few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same
    outcome.

  64. Hi there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make
    your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when viewing from my
    apple iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this issue.
    If you have any recommendations, please share. With thanks!

  65. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going
    to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  66. I pay a quick visit each day a few websites and information sites to read content,
    but this blog provides feature based articles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.