Ottawa, June 25, 2020 - The Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) and the National Network on Cuba in the United States (NNOC) organized on the evening of June 24th the webinar ̎ Cuba contains the COVID-19! Saving lives at home and around the world. How we share their experience?
Chaired by Isaac Saney, co-chair and national spokesperson of the CNC, the seminar was attended by Niki Ashton, Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party of Canada; Sandy Pappas, State Senator from Minnesota; Dr. Abraham Vela, young American graduate from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM); and Dr. Andy Coates, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Albany Medical College, New York.
The speakers made special emphasis on Cuba’s strategy to contain the spread of the pandemic in the country, highlighting the active screening carried out to look for possible active cases of COVID-19 and the use of several products of Cuban biotechnology as effective treatments against the disease.
They also addressed Cuba’s solidarity with the world, particularly, the excellent work performed by 36 contingents of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade in confronting the pandemic at the international level, expressing full sport for their nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Isaac Saney alerted seminar participants on the plans of three anti-Cuban U.S. senators to increase their attacks on Cuban medical cooperation, now by promoting a bill that, if passed, would sanction countries that agree to receive doctors and health professionals from Cuba. He pointed out that this action has already been rejected and denounced by leaders and organizations in the Caribbean and other regions of the world and called on members of solidarity groups in Canada and the United States to join in condemning this reprehensible plan. He also ratified the CNC's full support for the movement to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban medical brigades.
Canadian parliamentarian Niki Ashton denounced the US blockade against Cuba, which she acknowledged ̎has had a devastating impact on Cubans ̎. She also referred to the prominent role of the "Henry Reeve" brigades, which ̎give hope and save lives ̎
Embassy of Cuba in Canada