USA stjälper dem som hjälper. Hjälpsändning hindras från att komma till Kuba

Trump som dianosaur. Bild: Svensk-kubanska hemsida.

På hemsidan för Svensk-kubanska har Zoltan Tiroler publicerat nedanstående rapport. Hjälpsändning hindras av USA från att komma till Kuba. Den urspungliga artikeln har publicerats här.

Skandal att en hjälpsändning hindras av USA från att komma fram till Kuba

Kuba kritiserar USA:s kriminella blockad efter att den stoppat en sändning av testutrustning för Covid-19 smitta och respiratorer som skänkts av den kinesiske e-handelsmiljonären Jack Ma.

”Imperiets kriminella blockad kränker det kubanska folkets mänskliga rättigheter”, twittrade landets president Miguel Diaz-Canel i onsdags.

Kubas ambassadör i Beijing, Carlos Miguel Pereira, förklarade att en nordamerikansk firma hyrts in för att leverera varor för att bekämpa Covid-19. Utrustningen har skänkts av en fond som leds av Jack Ma, en kinesisk filantrop och ägare av e-handelsbolaget Alibaba. Men i ”sista minuten” vägrade företaget att leverera sändningen, säger Pereira.

Enligt den kinesiska nyhetsbyrån Xinhua News Agency uttryckte företaget oro för risken av att bryta mot USA:s Helms-Burtonlagar, som förstärkt sanktionerna mot Kuba.

Kuba har 212 bekräftade fall av Covid-19 och sex döda, enligt data sammanställd av John Hopkins University.

Förra månaden tillkännagav Ma att hans stiftelse skulle skänka medicinsk akututrustning till Kuba och 23 andra karibiska och sydamerikanska länder. I donationen ingick 2 miljoner ansiktsmasker, 200 000 testutrustningar och 104 respiratorer.

USA har haft en handelsblockad av Kuba sedan 1960.

Har Kuba en hjälp mot Coronasmittan?


    • Vi stoppade inte ondskan 1933. Sedan har ondskan flyttat västerut. Nu har vi ett tillfälle som inte existerade då. Låt inte historien upprepa sig.

  1. Den bästa diagnosen av ett döende imperium.

    “An empire that is incapable of responding rationally to an existential threat is not one that’s long for this world. A lot of banks and corporations will go belly up before this crisis is through. But so will political structures, beginning with the rickety structure known as the United States. The gods first make mad whom they wish to destroy.”

  2. Senaste nytt om “the exceptional shit nation”, US of A:

    “A Covid-19 story had been used to denigrate Iran when the Washington Post mocked the country about a row a fresh dug graves in Qom that were “visible from space” just like about everything else is:

    In Qom, the spiritual center of Iran’s ruling Shiite clerics, more than 846 people have contracted the virus, officials say. Iran’s government has not released an official death toll for Qom, however, where about 1.2 million people live. But videos, satellite images and other open-source data from the cemetery — a vast complex six miles north of the city center — suggest that the number of people struck down by the virus there is significantly higher than the official figure.
    Now the rows of graves “visible from space” are coming to the U.S. itself. The Chair of the New York city council sadly announced that the casualties of the epidemic will soon be temporarily buried in public parks:

    Mark D. Levine @MarkLevineNYC – 1:33 UTC · Apr 6, 2020
    Grieving families report calling as many as half a dozen funeral homes and finding none that can handle their deceased loved ones.
    Cemeteries are not able to handle the number of burial requests and are turning most down. 4/

    It’s not just deaths in hospitals which are up. On an average day before this crisis there were 20-25 deaths at home in NYC. Now in the midst of this pandemic the number is 200-215. *Every day*. 5/

    Early on in this crisis we were able to swab people who died at home, and thus got a coronavirus reading. But those days are long gone. We simply don’t have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. 6/

    Now only those few who had a test confirmation *before* dying are marked as victims of coronavirus on their death certificate. This almost certainly means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic. 7/

    And still the number of bodies continues to increase. The freezers at OCME facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn will soon be full. And then what? 8/

    Soon we’ll start “temporary interment”. This likely will be done by using a NYC park for burials (yes you read that right). Trenches will be dug for 10 caskets in a line.

    It will be done in a dignified, orderly–and temporary–manner. But it will be tough for NYers to take. 9/

    New York will continue to have a high death rate for some time while Iran now has a gradual decline of new cases. A beautiful light show (vid) was projected on the Azadi tower in Tehran to honor the fight against the virus.

    Iran is also contributing to the research of the disease.

    A large scale Iranian study found that three quarter of those who had milder symptoms of Covid-19 reported also a very sudden smell blindness and sometimes also a loss of taste. The ability to smell recovered only very slowly. Other research suggests that a specific type of cells in the olfactory bulb might be the first place where the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks before it moves into the throat and then deeper into the body. Even people who did not fell ill, but were living with ill members in there family, often reported a loss of smell.”

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