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Cuba’s COVID vaccines: the limited data available suggests they’re highly effective

Michael Head, University of Southampton The western world has written plenty about its high-profile COVID vaccines: the mRNA products of Pfizer and Moderna, viral-vectored jabs from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, and those that are just emerging, such as Novavax’s protein-based vaccine. Many countries are relying on them for protection. But not Cuba. It’s been quietly working on its own …

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5 ways Americans often misunderstand Cuba, from Fidel Castro’s rise to the Cuban American vote

Street view of Havana, Cuba, July 26, 2021, several weeks after mass protests broke out. Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images Caroline McCulloch, Florida International University Cuba recently erupted in the largest protests seen there in six decades, reflecting popular anger over a crippling economic crisis, scarce food and medicines and a half-century of repression. Cuba remains largely an enigma to …

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Cuba’s race to make its own coronavirus vaccine – podcast

Daniel Merino, The Conversation and Gemma Ware, The Conversation In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, how Cuba is pushing ahead with developing its own coronavirus vaccines – and could be nearing “vaccine sovereignty”. And we hear from a researcher about what he learned from asking hundreds of people about the biggest decisions of their lives. Throughout 2020, the …

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What’s next for Cuba and the United States after Raul Castro’s retirement

With Raul Castro’s resignation as first secretary of the Communist Party, the Castro era is officially over in Cuba. Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images Joseph J. Gonzalez, Appalachian State University Cuba’s Castro dynasty has officially ended. On April 16, 2021, Raul Castro – younger brother of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro – relinquished his position as first secretary of the …

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