The care protocol for Covid-19 patients in Cuba on Monday focuses on high-risk patients, who can evolve to serious health conditions due to their associated diseases. The current protocol, version 1.6, is already available for health personnel, and emphasizes preventive work, in tune with the present epidemiological situation, when the number of patients is around 850 a day and some 10,697 new contagions and 50 deaths have been reported this month only.Sigue leyendo
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Phase I of clinical trials of Cuba’s second Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Soberana 02, is beginning on Monday, confirmed Dagmar Garcia, Research Director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute.
In her Twitter account, the specialist stressed that ‘government-health-science integration can do everything when the priority is the health of the people.’
Photo from Internet/Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.
Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and Learn From It. Could you please explain why you wrote it.
We are in the middle of a pandemic where the United States has the worst example of how to deal with this. It’s spreading. We don’t have a public healthcare system that’s capable of dealing with this in a unified fashion. And yet 90 miles from Florida is a tiny island that has been able to deal with the pandemic, cut it way down.
“The solidarity built by Cuban internationalism is the kind of expression needed in communities everywhere,” noted renowned American actor Danny Glover as he addressed the Caribbean island’s medical collaboration.
In a web conference organized by the Cuban solidarity networks in the United States and Canada, the artist pointed out that the response given by Cuba to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the sending of medical brigades to more than twenty countries, began 60 years ago.
Cuba’s vaccination program, one of the pillars of the Cuban health system, continues despite COVID-19.
Cuba’s vaccination program against 14 diseases continues amid the confrontation with COVID-19, said Francisco Durán, Director of Epidemiology at the Public Health Ministry.
The Cuban scheme of 11 vaccines, including 8 produced nationally, is applied taking into account the age groups of the people who receive this benefit.
Dr. Duran specified that, although the polio and flu vaccines have been postponed, other vaccines continue to be applied to the corresponding age groups.
In a sign of true global solidarity, Cuba today allowed MS Braemer, a British cruise ship, to dock on its shores despite having at least five confirmed coronavirus cases on board and another 52 passengers displaying symptoms. The ship, with over 600 mainly British passengers, had no Cuban nationals on board but had requested help from both Cuba and the US.
Cuba acted without self-interest. The ship had been anchored in the Caribbean over the last five days as it frantically searched for a place to dock. Diplomats from the British Foreign Office had urged US officials to allow the ship to dock on American soil but were met with obstacles. Cuban officials instead accepted the request, stating that there must be “a shared effort to confront and stop the spread of the pandemic”. After all, these are still humans suffering, regardless of the passport they hold.