Cuba readies 100 million doses of anti-COVID vaccine

Cuba readies 100 million doses of anti-COVID vaccine
Finlay Vaccine Institute director, Dr. Vicente Vérez Bencomo, reports that Cuba is creating capacity to produce 100 million doses of the Soberana 02 vaccine

Miguel Febles Hernándezjanuary 22, 2021 08:01:51


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The general director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute, Vicente Vérez Bencomo, announced, at a press conference with accredited foreign agencies in attendance, that Cuba is creating capacity to produce 100 million doses of the Soberana 02 injectable vaccine against COVID-19.

He reiterated that the objective is to satisfy the needs of the country and also those of other nations interested in acquiring the vaccine, which thus far include Vietnam, Iran, Venezuela, Pakistan and India. In the case of our country, he clarified, administration will be free of cost, with the intention of immunizing the entire population this year.

“Cuba’s strategy to market the vaccine has a combined goal of serving humanity and impacting global health. We are not a multinational, with the financial objective as the number one motivation. Our aim is to create more health,” said Vérez Bencomo, Prensa Latina reported.

The Soberana 02 vaccine began extended Phase II clinical trials this week, increasing participation to 900 volunteers between 19 and 80 years of age, while in February a new investigation with the pediatric population will be conducted.

Dr. Vérez explained that after the results of this stage are analyzed, a third phase will follow. During this period, health authorities plan to include 150,000 at persons in vulnerable groups and residents of high-risk areas.

What do you know what terrorism against Cuba?

What do you know what terrorism against Cuba?
Terrorist acts against Cuba have taken 3,478 lives and caused 2,099 disabling injuries

Author: Miguel Cruz | informacion@granmai.cu
january 20, 2021 09:01:55

A vigil honoring victims of terrorism against Cuba.

Photo: Jorge Luis González
Standing before a powerful photograph of an interminable line of devastated but strong Cubans paying their respects to the 73 people killed in an act of terrorism, in October of 1976, on a civilian aircraft which was downed by a bomb placed aboard by paid assassins, who later lived and died unperturbed in the United States, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?

Recalling the frightened face of my mother, in the summer of 1981, living in fear that one of her sons would be added to the list of children who died from hemorrhagic dengue, the most lethal epidemic Cuba had seen since the triumph of the Revolution, with no knowledge of where it came from – later to be well understood – or how to treat it, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?

Moved by the painful memory of Granma’s front page in January of 1992, bearing a photo of the riddled bodies of four Interior Ministry guards protecting the maritime base at Tarará, the victims of a group of brutal terrorists bent on making use of the Cuban Adjustment Act, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?

Impressed by the unforgettable words of Giustino Di Celmo, who in a pained voice uttered a phrase that came from the depths of his soul, “Nothing can be painful than the death of a son and even more so when it is caused by a violent, cruel act,” confronting the terrible reality that a bomb in the Copacabana Hotel detonated by terrorists financed from the North, had taken the smile of his dear

Fabiucho, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?

The U.S. government has no shame

Events reveal that imperialism has no shame
The U.S. government’s designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism serves as another resounding confirmation of how imperialism lies whenever it serves their purpose

Author: Dilbert Reyes Rodríguez | | informacion@granma.cu
january 19, 2021 10:01:46


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The announcement made by the United States government of its designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, serves as another resounding confirmation of how imperialism uses lies whenever it serves their purposes, be they political, economic, or of any other nature.

The infamous decision was condemned on Twitter by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, who described it as cynical and hypocritical.

“The political opportunism behind this action is recognized by all who are honestly concerned about the scourge of terrorism and its victims,” stated Rodríguez, also a member of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Political Bureau.

The serious accusation made by the Trump administration further discredits its immoral foreign policy, precisely at a time when the country is experiencing its open disregard for human life.

The country’s leaders who have arrogantly mounted this farce are, at the same time, promoting political extremism and encouraging armed protesters to storm public institutions; subordinating the population’s health to the market, in times of pandemic, exposing citizens to infection and death; selectively murdering, beyond the borders of their nation, those they consider enemies; and abstaining in complicit silence from condemning the assault rifle attack on the Washington embassy of the country they now shamelessly accuse of terrorism and attempt to subjugate with a blockade, using hunger and hardship to force a surrender.

The United States, the world’s most violent terrorist, describes as a state sponsor of such brutality the nation that send doctors around the world to contribute to saving lives in the battle against COVID-19. The facts reveal that imperialism has no shame.

U.S. of manipulating and fabricating news

The independence of the “last to know”
U.S. intelligence services’ methods of manipulating and fabricating news continue as standard practice

Iroel Sánchezjanuary 11, 2021 14:01:23

German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, author of the book Journalists for Hire, died of a suspicious heart attack.

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In Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick’s film about Vietnam, there is a scene in which the U.S. officer dealing with the press during the war gives the journalists instructions on how to cover events in the field. The slightest slip-up is unacceptable, including anything from photographing a singer or actress on hand to lift the spirits of the troops, to the exact word for each type of person on the U.S. or enemy side, like those fleeing the war who are to be called “evacuees” or “refugees.” Minute details for every event covered and report are outlined. These war correspondents Kubrick places in Saigon would later be called “embedded journalists” during the Iraq war.

The non-embedded, those independent of the U.S. command who attempted to cover the war beyond the troops, would pay dearly for the privilege. On the first day of the arrival of the U.S. army in Baghdad, in the 2003 war, journalists covering the events from the Palestine Hotel learned this very quickly, a U.S. Army tank fixed its sights on them and two cameramen were killed, among them the Spaniard José Couso. No one was ever held accountable for Couso’s death. First, the right-wing Spanish People’s Party government was part of the coalition that, against the UN’s will, invaded the country, and later, the “left” government of the Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) pulled the troops out of Iraq, but the instructions it received from the U.S. State Department, exposed by Wikileaks, make clear that both Spanish Attorney General Cándido Conde-Pumpido, and the Chief Prosecutor of the National Court, Javier Zaragoza, and then Social Democratic Vice President, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, reached an agreement with the U.S. embassy to close the case. Such is the unanimity of a multiparty system when it comes to matters of interest to the empire.



Wikileaks confirmed the persecution and arbitrary moves of a succession of Republican and Democratic administrations against this truly independent journalistic project. Perhaps one should expect philanthropists such as George Soros and his Open Society – who have sponsored media and “think tanks” for Cuba in the name of freedom of information and expression – to have a different attitude, but a former collaborator of Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, tells us in his book Inside Wikileaks, that “Julian (Assange) spoke to a representative of George Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI), who asked him where we got the money for Wikileaks, and implied that OSI was subsidizing projects like ours. According to Julian, Soros was also interested in our needs, and commented that we should not be modest. As far as I know, we didn’t get anything.” That’s how it is with power, governmental or any other real type, when you don’t say what they don’t want to hear

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