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Covid-19 in the Caribbean

Situation update, as of 25th March 2021: One year after the emergence of this pandemic, signs of concern are appearing in some countries and territories that had been relatively spared until then. This is particularly the case of Saint Lucia.  The growing epidemic in St. Lucia is leading to a saturation of hospital structures, particularly […]

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Cuba in the race for coronavirus vaccines

Professor Beatriz Marcheco-Teruel, Vice President of CAREST, reports on Cuba’s progress in the development of vaccines against Covid-19. Cuba has developed four vaccine candidates for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection, which are in the clinical trial phase in humans. The Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV), in collaboration with the Molecular Immunology Center and the Faculty of […]

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COVID-19 and sickle cell disease

What is COVID-19 COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus of the coronavirus family called SARS-CoV-2.  Symptoms of the virus The main symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough. Other symptoms are possible: muscle pain, sore throat, decreased sense of smell and taste, […]

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Sickle Cell Lung Disease in the COVID-19 Era: A Webinar

Thursday May 7th  2020 at 6pm EDT  : Save the date Invitation to the AmericanThoracic Society-sponsored webinar, “Sickle Cell Lung Disease in the COVID-19 Era”, with speaker Dr. Elizabeth Klings, next Thursday, May 7th at 6pm EDT (see attached flyer). There is a moderated Q&A session after the lecture which includes questions from many folks in the […]

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