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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 01:53 PM

U.S. Imperialists Deprive Cuba of Syringes That Are Needed Now

JUNE 4, 2021

BY W. T. WHITNEY

Cuba, the first Latin America country to develop its own COVID-19 vaccines, presently is short of syringes for immunizing its population against the virus. It’s not feasible for Cuba to make its own syringes. The U.S. blockade prevents Cuba from importing them from abroad.

Syringes are lacking all over. The New York Times estimates an overall need of between “eight billion and 10 billion syringes for Covid-19 vaccinations alone.” Manufacturing capabilities are increasing, but that’s of no use to Cuba.

According to Global Health Partners, “Cuba needs roughly 30 million syringes for their mass Covid vaccination campaign and they’re short 20 million.” Solidarity organizations are seeking donated funds to buy syringes and ship them to Cuba. (Readers may donate by contacting Global Health Partners or visiting here.)

The shortage of syringes poses great hardship for the Cuban people. That’s not new. Calling for economic blockade in 1960, State Department official Lester Mallory was confident that making Cubans suffer would push them toward overthrowing their government.

More:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/04/u-s-imperialists-deprive-cuba-of-syringes-that-are-needed-now/

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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 02:04 PM

1. This will be in my letter to President Biden asking he lift the embargo.

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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 05:24 PM

2. c'mon US....there's money to be made here....

and more importantly, it's the right thing to do. Send syringes and make friends....

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