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Coronavirus: What we know about Cuba’s homegrown vaccine campaign [Video]

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TORONTO –Cuba has begun a mass vaccination campaign centred around their five domestically produced vaccines – some of which are still in in development – in an effort to inoculate the island’s 11 million residents.

The country began its vaccination campaign on Wednesday, earlier than its planned June rollout, choosing not to wait for formal vaccine authorization from the Health Ministry to try to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Other countries like China and Russia have vaccinated their population with domestically produced COVID-19 vaccines before final trials concluded. The U.S., Canada and Europe authorized emergency use for several vaccines based on small samples of early data of Phase 3 trials as well.

In April, Cuba registered 17,362 COVID-19 cases with Havana being the epicentre of the outbreak. The Health Ministry reported more than 1,000 new cases on Wednesday – most likely due to the airports reopening after being closed for eight consecutive months.

The island nation’s …

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Trump stunned Sean Hannity when he said... [Video]

Donald Trump just stunned Fox News' Sean Hannity -- and what he said will surprise you, too. Does he really mean this!?

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Passing out parade was held at Indian Air Force Academy in Telangana's Dundigal. 161 officers have been graduated today. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended the event. Speaking on Eastern Ladakh situation, the IAF Chief said, "Talks are on for next round. There's proposal for Commander-level talks and decisions will be taken. 1st attempt is to continue with talks and do disengagement of balance friction points and follow it with de-escalation".