Limiting cooperation with Cuba makes no sense, warn US supervisors

Washington, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Limiting cooperation with Cuba makes no sense, said Hillary Ronen, a member of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, California, on Thursday.

The Cuban pharmaceutical industry has developed important drugs that should be available in the United States, said Ronen, one of the sponsors of the resolution approved unanimously by that legislative body on Tuesday that advocates medical and scientific collaboration with the island to confront the Covid-19 pandemic.

In statements released Thursday at 48Hills, an independent, alternative news and culture site in San Francisco and the Bay Area, Ronen stressed that Cuba is among the top countries that have found effective treatments for Ebola and swine flu.

Cuban doctors volunteer to participate in the brigades that provide solidarity aid to other nations, so the charge of human trafficking is ‘absurd,’ he warned, explaining that he has traveled to Cuba and met many health professionals.

‘They are extremely proud of their system and their help to other countries,’ said Ronen, representative of Supervisory District 9.

The publication emphasized that Cuba has been successful because of its public health system, which tests, tracks and quarantines infected people and because it has also developed a highly respected biotechnology industry.


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