Cuba says it will have its own vaccine against Kovid-19 in six months

Cuba says it will have its own vaccine against Kovid-19 in six months

The country, which controls the spread of Kovid-19, reports that it will be able to vaccinate its entire population against coronovirus with its own vaccine in the first half of 2021. Scientists on the island produce Sobarov and Sobrana 02.


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AFP – Cuba will be able to vaccinate its entire population with its own vaccine against coronovirus in the first half of 2021 – said Vicente Verez Bencomo, director of the Finlay Institute of Vaccines (IFV).

“SARS-CoV-2 is able to vaccinate the Cuban population against the virus in the first half of 2021”, said by the official newspaper Granma on Tuesday (29).

Vérez made a statement before Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during the visit of IFV, where two candidates are produced against Kovid-19: Soberana01 and Soberana02.

“Sovereigns has made significant progress in clinical trials: 01 ending Phase 1, and 02 entering Phase 2,” Verez said.

He said the two vaccines showed confidence about the safety and immune response, but ” Universal 02 In particular, due to its characteristics, it shows an initial immune response (at 14 days), which allows it to move more quickly into Phase 2 of the clinical trial ”.

In January, about 1,000 volunteers will be vaccinated in various totals of Sobrana 02 to “enter stage 3 with subsequent participation of about 150,000 people in Havana”, after necessary assessments and permission, the official reported.

Negotiate the development of Phase 3 clinical trial Sovereign 02 is also moving into other countries, due to the low prevalence of Kovid-19 in the Cuban population, he said.

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The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology also works against Kovid-19 on two other vaccine candidates, called Mambisa and Abdala.

Cuban scientists have experience in obtaining and manufacturing vaccines. The National Childhood Immunization Program has 11 vaccines against 13 diseases. Eight of them are built on the island.

Although currently experiencing an increase in cases due to the opening of the borders, with 11.2 million inhabitants, the region is under control of the spread of the disease with a lower number of 11,434 cases and 143 deaths by Sunday in comparison to its neighbors. . .

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