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Cuban vaccine Abdala offers 90.7% effectiveness against deaths from Covid-19

Cuban scientists and health officials reported that the Abdala vaccine against Covid-19, prevents the development of serious disease by 92% and death by 90.7%.

During a meeting with the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, the vice president of the Cuban Society of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pedro Mas indicated that the island’s experts carried out an analysis based on the requirement of the World Health Organization to evaluate the influence of vaccines in cases of disease.

Cuba has three vaccines of its own against Covid-19, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala, which served for a massive enforcement campaign on the island and which are being exported to Venezuela, Iran, Nicaragua and Vietnam.

According to Mas, after the arrival of the Delta variant to the island at the beginning of the year, the incidence of the disease was 1,200 per 100,000 inhabitants, while now it is about 207 infections per 100,000.

Both hospitalization and mortality began to decline after a peak in August, added the official, for whom there was a turning point since at least 38 percent received the Covid-19 vaccine.

In Cuba there are 8 thousand deaths from Covid-19

Cuba kept the pandemic under control from March 2020 until the end of that year, when the relaxation of social isolation measures caused a resurgence with the arrival of the variant Delta and about 9 thousand cases were counted daily.

At the same meeting, the Minister of Health, Ángel Portal, highlighted that for the sixth consecutive week a drop in cases was reported. The Ministry of Health indicated that since the pandemic began in March 2020, 953 thousand cases have been reported, with a balance of 8,250 deaths.

The drop in infections allowed the Cuban authorities to have a gradual relaxation of social and economic life. On November 15 there will be the reopening of the airports and the regularization of international flights.

AP

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