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Cuba Has No COVID-19 Cases so Far but Remains Alert

  • Cuban scientist Yomailys Ortega provides health cooperation in Mozambique, March 5, 2020.

    Cuban scientist Yomailys Ortega provides health cooperation in Mozambique, March 5, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @CubacooperaMz

Published 5 March 2020

The Cuban health system has professionals and medicines to successfully face epidemiological challenges.

Cuba’s National Public Health System authorities Thursday reported that its nation does not register cases of Covid-19, a disease that affects 97,878 people in 87 countries and territories around the world.


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Despite the U.S. blockade against their revolution, the Cubans have managed to build a health system that constitutes their most valuable asset to face viral diseases.

This system has very proactive characteristics thanks to thousands of health workers who are trained in preventive medicine, which emphasizes adequate education and communication as well as tailored attention to families in their places of residence.

To address the possible entry of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Caribbean island also has specialized hospital centers and diagnostic methods, which its professionals have tested in emergency conditions in different countries as they were offering development cooperation.

“The human being is the only one capable of overcoming all instincts. Nature imposes instincts, education imposes virtues.” The students in Cuba live in peace.

Another of the tools that the Cuban Revolution has is the "Interferon-alpha 2B", a drug developed in 1981 that China is currently using in the treatment of coronavirus patients.

"From antivirals to vaccines and biosensors, the nation has been at the forefront of biotechnology for the last 40 years," Medium scientist contributor Ellie Harris wrote regarding Cuba.

Up to March 5, there were slightly more than 200 Covid-19 confirmed cases in the Americas. They were distribute as follows: Argentina (1), Brazil (4), Canada (37), Chile (1), Ecuador (13), Dominican Republic (1), Mexico (5), San Bartolome (1), San Martin (2), and the United States (164).

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