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Cuban Foreign Minister denounces inequality in fighting the pandemic

Cuban Foreign Minister denounces inequality in fighting the pandemic

Havana, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced the prevailing worldwide inequality between poor and rich countries in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Rodriguez tweeted affirmed that “to date, only 9.5 percent of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose of some Covid-19 vaccine”, based on official data collected by the Oxford University and posted on its site.

He added that, “as long as inequality, selfishness and petty interests prevail, we will be far from the end of the pandemic.”

The words of the Cuban minister coincide with the statements of senior executives of the World Health Organization, regarding the existing inequality in access to vaccines to face the health crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which prevents an effective recovery globally.

In the case of Cuba, despite its limited economic resources and the United States’ blockade, its scientists managed to develop domestic immunogens, making it possible to place Cuba among the first places in the world in the number of vaccinated people, as well as to provide aid to other nations.

Data from the Ministry of Public Health indicate that over nine million Cubans (86.9 percent of a population of slightly more than 11 million inhabitants) completed the vaccination scheme with three doses of Abdala, or two doses of Soberana 02 and one of Soberana Plus, at January 9th.

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