The document calls for Minnesota Governor Democrat Tim Walz to guide the Department of Health and other agencies to investigate the potential of collaborating with the island to obtain crucial assistance and expertise that benefits state residents in the midst of the health crisis. .
In addition, it establishes that the Minnesota legislature calls on Congress and the United States presidency to lift restrictions that prevent access to the Cuban medical experience, including the import of Recombinant Interferon Alpha-2B to more effectively combat the disease-causing coronavirus Covid-19.
Resolution SF 4619, authored by state senators Sandra Pappas and Patricia Torres Ray, also understands that the legislature urges other North American territories to join this action and approve the same or similar documents.
The text, presented last Friday and submitted for consideration to the Minnesota Senate Finance and Health Policy and Human Services Committee, noted that the coronavirus has created a global pandemic that requires international cooperation to defeat it.
Cuba has a long history of healthcare to other countries and a large part of its medical staff is now intimately involved in the fight against Covid-19 as part of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade, specially trained against disasters and serious epidemics, he said.
The resolution noted that the Caribbean nation offers treatment regimens that use its drug Recombinant Interferon Alpha-2B, which has not been approved for use in the United States due to greater restrictions against collaboration with Cuba.
Furthermore, he stressed that in an extensive medical manual on how to treat Covid-19, recently published by the Faculty of Medicine of Zhejiang University, China, this medicine is’ a crucial component of antiviral treatment to combat coronavirus and is also used as a preventative measure to protect health workers from contagion. ‘
The document indicated that more than 80 nations have shown interest in acquiring this Cuban drug, which shows confidence in the success of the therapy to face the pandemic.
He also recalled that the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba almost 60 years ago “has severely restricted collaboration in scientific and medical research,” noting that Minnesota residents would benefit from the island’s medical experience, as they have done. many countries in the world.
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