Havana, December 16, 2020.- The Cuban Academy of Sciences refuted a report by the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, which links high-powered microwaves to alleged health incidents suffered by U.S. diplomats and their families in Havana.
The research disclosed by the Permanent Committee of the referred institution alleges that the energy of radiofrequency pulsed and directed is the "most plausible mechanism" to explain the hypothetical incidents.
In a statement to the national and foreign press, Dr. Luis Velázquez Pérez, president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, affirmed that "the report does not provide scientific evidence of the existence of high-intensity radio frequency waves in the area where the diplomats were located." He described the thesis exposed by the Americans as an "unlikely hypothesis, and indeed not a proven fact.
The Cuban Academy of Sciences disagreed on the conclusion of the causes of the suffering, rejected the politicization of the issue, and called for collaboration between both countries to solve the matter, which served as a pretext for the withdrawal of most of the personnel of the U.S. Embassy in Havana in 2017.