Your weekly summary of 23 to 27 of August 2021

Cuban women’s role in all sectors of life highlighted
The president of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba (Parliament), Esteban Lazo, congratulated the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) on the 61st anniversary of its foundation.

Lazo published a letter on the website of the Parliament highlighting the role of the organization in the development of policies and programs aimed at achieving the full exercise of female equality. He stressed that the National Assembly is an expression of the growing performance of the role of women in Cuba.

Anti-Covid-19 vaccination of total Cuban population foreseen
Cuba foresees for coming November that practically the entire population will be vaccinated against Covid-19, for which the immunization rate will begin to accelerate as of next month.

According to statements to the Granma newspaper by the president of the BioCubaFarma business group, Eduardo Martínez, the objective is to start a faster process from September and reach people with advanced age and chronic diseases, which make them more susceptible to complications and death.

New Decree-Law 35 to protect telecommunications in Cuba
regulates telecommunications in Cuba, prohibits the dissemination of false news, incitement to violence and instigation to hatred, but does not prevent freedom of expression on the Internet, specialist Yuliesky Amador emphasized.

The decree respects Article 45 of the Magna Carta, which states that ‘the exercise of people is only limited by collective security, the rights of others, respect for public order and the laws,’ he pointed out.

Good results stand out in Cuba in the application of Biomodulin T
Cuba presents excellent results of effectiveness and safety with the use of Biomodulin T, as a treatment for respiratory infections in older adults, a scientific authority reported today.

During a television appearance, Dr. Mary Carmen Reyes, head of the clinical trials group at Biocen, the leading institution for the product, pointed out that although Biomodulin T is not a vaccine nor does it prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19 does better prepare the immune system to face the disease.

Italian medical donation to Cuba to face the Covid-19
A plane from Italy arrived in Cuba Thursday carrying around 200 tons of humanitarian aid to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The batch includes lung ventilators, generic drugs for comorbidity and associated symptoms, antibiotics, health supplies and rapid antigen tests for diagnosing Covid-19, donated by organizations and individuals from Italy, Spain and France, as well as by Cubans residing in those countries.

WHO thanks Cuba’s concern in fight against Covid-19
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, thanked Cuba on Wednesday for its concern in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

After a meeting between the high-ranking WHO official and Cuba’s permanent representative at the UN agencies in Geneva, Juan Antonio Quintanilla, Cuba’s investment in the development of its health system to curb Covid-19 was noted. Ghebreyesus also expressed to Quintanilla the acknowledgement of Cuba’s concern for the development of its own vaccine production capacities against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the cause of this pandemic.

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