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US magazine highlights Cuba’s Covid-19 vaccination

US magazine highlights Cuba’s Covid-19 vaccination

Washington, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is at present one of the few developing countries that has immunized most of its population against Covid-19 with its own vaccines, and is a role model, a US magazine highlighted.
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According to an article of the periodical publication Jacobin, Cuba’s achievements are thanks to the public biotechnological sector and the deep government’s commitment with public health.

The successful vaccination program has curbed the pandemic in this country, an example of the path the development world should follow, and continues to fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, in the face of the vaccine apartheid boosted by companies, it stressed.

Data from the Johns Hopkins Univesity at the time of writing this article showed that Cuba has vaccinated 78 percent of its population, which ranks it ninth in the world, ahead of rich countries, whereas the United States, with just under 60 percent of its population immunized, is ranked in the 56th position, author Branko Marcetic said.

He stressed that the trend change since the beginning of the vaccination campaign in May revitalized the country’s fate in the face of the pandemic and the tightened US blockade.

After almost 10,000 cases and nearly 100 deaths per day, both figures plummeted, Marcetic added and said that, with almost 100 percent of the population with at least one shot in late October, Cuba reopened its borders to tourism and its schools on Nov. 15.

Since Setember, Cuba has been in the process of procuring the approval of its vaccines by the World Health Organization, which would give way to its general approval.

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