Cuba is developing its own COVID vaccine in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus –

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Cuba is developing its own COVID vaccine in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus – fr


Cuba trusts a locally produced coronavirus vaccine that has yet to complete all three phases of clinical trials, according to the Miami HeraldDespite the lack of tests, in desperation to prevent the virus from spreading beyond the country, local health authorities have already started to vaccinate the population. “We have decided to start vaccinating people where transmission rates are higher because the risks are also increasing,” Health Minister José Angel Portal Miranda said. Throughout 2020, the number of coronavirus patients in Cuba stood at around 12,200, although that number increased by 124,000 in 2021, with a total of 912 deaths. The numbers started to climb after the country opened its borders to tourism in November, according to the report. The development and subsequent approval of the local Cuban vaccine was deliberately slow, in order to allow the safest possible product, which would then be sold to other countries in South America and Africa. COVID-19 has killed 1 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic worsening in that part of the world, which currently has the highest per capita death rate.Reuters contributed to this report.

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