Feb 2, 2022

A small island nation has cooked up not 1, not 2 but 5 COVID vaccines. It’s Cuba!

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Kamil MuzykaYes you are!

Nicholas MacDonald “Newton. Pfft.”

Omuterema Akhahenda shared a link.

In the early days of the COVID pandemic, Cuba decided it was going to make its own vaccine – even though vaccine development historically takes years, even decades, to bear fruit.

Why did the Communist island nation decide to go it alone?

It didn’t want to rely on the whims of foreign governments or international pharmaceutical companies to immunize its people. Cuba didn’t even sign up for the COVAX program, backed by the World Health Organization, that was promising to pur… See more.

Cuba has one of the world’s highest COVID vaccination rates, with more than 85% of the nation fully immunized and kids as young as 2 getting inoculated. And it’s done so using homegrown vaccines.

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