The origin of the shortages, that there were protests about in Cuba, is the US blockade. However, the demonstrations in support of the revolution have been much larger.
The British government is determined to conduct a unique and predictably disastrous experiment by easing all restrictions while the pandemic is raging. However, the public wants ‘freedom day’ postponed and existing measures kept in place and the Labour leadership has positioned itself as a partial critic of the government.
The Tory government will only achieve freedom for the virus to mutate and circulate when current measures to reduce transmission are lifted on 19 July. A complete change of direction is needed to avoid another catastrophe.
At the UN General Assembly on 23 June, 184 countries voted in favour of lifting the blockade, only 2 against.
The US has seen the Covid pandemic as an opportunity to step up its regime change agenda, intensifying the blockade to cut Cuba’s access to much needed medical supplies.
The Progressive International (PI) are hosting a virtual summit (18 to 21 June) – of government ministers, opposition leaders, vaccine manufacturers, healthcare workers and public policymakers to speed up the production, distribution, and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to the world.
After Cummings: Why we still need a Zero Covid strategy
Online Meeting Monday 21 June