Venezuela will begin to apply Cuban vaccine Abdala, without customary trials or regulatory approval

Maduro stated that trials with the formula will begin in the country in April -a decision criticized by the National Academy of Medicine.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro said this Thursday that his regime intends to be able to start in July the immunization of the Venezuelan population with doses of Abdala, the Cuban vaccine against Covid-19 that has not been evaluated or authorized by international regulators and is still in the trial phase.

"We are working with the Chinese vaccine, with the Russian vaccine and we are starting now in April the experiments in Venezuela with the two Cuban vaccines, Soberana 2 and Abdala, with the idea that in July we will be massively vaccinating with Abdala . . .

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