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UMELISA, Cuba’s New Covid Rapid Test Kit

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After an intense period of research and testing by the Immunoassay Center (CIE) and the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine, UMELISA, Cuba’s new COVID antigen diagnostic test kit has rolled off the production lines. UMELISA is made with 100% Cuban-sourc... More »

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Cuba’s Abdala Vaccine Arrives in Venezuela

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Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, announced the nation has received the first shipment of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine.  In a televised broadcast of the event, Rodriguez said, “I have the honor to share the arrival of these doses of the Abdala vaccine, whic... More »

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Risk Perception and the Incidence of COVID in Cuba

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There is currently a high perception of alarm about the incidence of COVID in Cuba, not only among the Cuban population but also abroad. What are the causes? The issue is multi-factored and not due to a single reason. The first cause is related to the health c... More »

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ABDALA Vaccine Shows 92.28% Efficacy After Phase III Trial

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Scientist Marta Ayala has just informed Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel that the ABDALA vaccine show 92.28% efficacy in phase III clinical trials with three-doses carried out on the Island. The Cuban president commented: “I am thinking of Martí, who wrote: “... More »

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Cuba’s Vaccine Progress

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According to Cuban television reports on Cuba’s vaccine progress, executives from the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) and the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IVF) reported that in all the vaccination centers to date, over 1,346,000 volunteers... More »

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Cuba’s Abdala Vaccine Trials Show Promise

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Phase III clinical trials of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine came to a close on May 1. Tests show very positive results for safety and efficacy, said senior researcher, Dr. Sonia Resik, head of Virology at the Pedro Kourí Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK). Dr. Resik tol... More »

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