BATTLE FOR WORLD | August 20, 2020: The country the United States has hit with a number of sanctions over the years, nonetheless, Cuba is making headway and is about to start testing their own COVID-19 vaccine, according to the official Cuban registry for clinical trials.
The name of the vaccine is “Soberana 01” produced by the state-run biopharmaceutical company the Finlay Institute of Vaccines and will be tested in a phase I trial involving 676 adults between 19 and 80 years old, for its effectiveness and evaluation regarding side effects and toxicity. If results are good the trial will move to phase II to continue to determine if the medication works. Results will be published around February 2021.
In May (2020), Cuba’s leader Miguel Díaz-Canel noted the need to produce a local vaccine to ensure the nation’s “sovereignty.” (BattleForWorld: This has been a repeating theme and implies that at some point, the accessibility of vaccines will be weaponized. Meaning, that if you want access to COVID-19 vaccines, …)
Over the decades Cuba has created an impressive biotechnology industry that produces vaccines and medications used locally. They have developed a drug to prevent ulcers caused from diabetes, and at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the government aggressively promoted their interferon medication to treat COVID-19. …
Cuba’s “Soberana” COVID-19 vaccine.