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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 01:27 AM

Adding to Sheltie Lover's earlier article: Cuba's Soberana 2 Vaccine Candidate Shows 62% Efficacy Wi

Cuba’s Soberana 2 Vaccine Candidate Shows 62% Efficacy With 2 Doses
Nina Siena | Jun 22 2021, 12:09AM EDT

Cuba’s Soberana 2 vaccine, now concluding its late phase trials, is showing promise with a 62% efficacy upon completion of just two of its required three doses. State-run BioCubaFarma, which has a long history of developing, producing and exporting serums, has five vaccine candidates in the works of clinical trials. Soberana 2 will conclude its late phase trials and should have final results in a few weeks.

According to Al Jazeera, several countries like Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and Jamaica have expressed interest in buying Cuba’s vaccines. As it is, Iran has already started its production phase of Soberana 2 earlier this year which forms part of its late-phase trials.

Meanwhile, authorities in Cuba are well on their way in administering one of its five experimental vaccines as part of “intervention studies”. The government is hopeful its Abdala vaccine will slow down the spread of the virus in the wake of an outbreak in the Carribean’s largest island.

Official data shows that since the en-masse experimental vaccination campaign, daily infection cases in the capital have now been cut in half with the help of stricter lockdown measures.

Vicente Vérez Bencomo​, director of the state-run Finlay Vaccine Institute, who is also part of the team who developed Soberana 2 said they expect results to be superior.

On Saturday, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed his thoughts at the presentation of results on state-run television: “We know our government has not been able to provide this project all the funding it required, and nonetheless this is a result of global standing.”


Sheltie Lover posted an article on this development 2 days ago in General Discussion here:

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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 04:23 AM

1. This is fabulous news, Judi Lynn!

Ty for sharing link to my previous post.

Wouldn't it be something if their vaccine was 100% effective?

I'm not sure about the other countries mentioned, but I'd read that Mexico was so desperate that they bought a bunch of Russia's vaccines.

Not sure if they're using them or what the covid status is there, but I sure wouldn't take a vax from that country!

Mexico City had been high in covid #s for a while, but not sure whqt's hpapppening now. We have friends who live there, one of whom hpad a mild case.

Anyway, to Cuba's extraordinary scientists!

And thank you again.

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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 03:35 PM

3. Visiting Mexico City would be tremendous, if the pandemic is ever defeated! What an amazing place.

The "New World" was destroyed completely by the European invasion, with the governments in place created by the ones who broke down, nearly destroyed every trace of the cultures already in place.

What has managed to survive the ravages of time in Mexico is astounding. Even the conquering Spanish who destroyed the Aztec culture, built in the place of older civilizations, acknowledged the city was larger than any they had seen in Europe. Then they got right to work tearing down as much as possible....

With enough time archaeologists, anthropologists are going to be able to determine so much more than they have already learned about the city, the civilization. Mexico City is fascinating.

Cuban medical researchers have had to work practically in the dark, with access to almost everything they need placed beyond their reach through the power, albeit illegal in international law, of the US embargo.

Other countries have protested this from the first, as it actually contradicts their freedom to their own free trade, since it blocks their commerce with Cuba if any of the products contain any elements connected to the US, as in patents, or materials, etc. Once that is established, their ships, delivering the products to Cuba are forbidden to enter any US ports for 6 months.

The entire world, except for Israel, and possibly 1 or 2 other areas, like the Marshall Islands, or Guatemala, etc. have voted to end the embargo for decades at the U.N.

So still Cuba has persevered, through ingenuity, like the Cubans who learned how to duplicate parts to keep the Cuban US-made 1950's cars!

They are definitely extraordinary scientists, and when the time arrives, they are going to be celebrated internationally! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 05:28 PM

4. WOW!

Ty so much for all the great info!

Yes, the European settlers were toxic, at best, world-wide!

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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:43 AM

2. That's better than nothing, but not very good at all.

At that rate, if 100% of their population were vaccinated, there would still be a huge risk of getting Covid for everyone.

I wonder what the efficacy rate is after the third dose.

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