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Which small country named its developed vaccine against COVID-19 after a poem of its national hero?

Question #148570. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Jul 19 2021.
Originally posted Jul 18 2021 1:31 PM.

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The Republic of Cuba.

The vaccine candidate in question here is called Abdala and it is named in honour of a literary work by Cuban independence hero, José Martí Pérez(1853-1895). Abdala is actually a versified patriotic drama and not exactly a poem. Martí was only 15 when he wrote this work.
Abdala, technical name CIGB-66, is a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Cuba. This vaccine candidate, named after a patriotic drama by Cuban independence hero José Martí, is a protein subunit vaccine containing COVID-derived proteins that trigger an immune response. The full results of the clinical trial have not yet been published. This candidate followed a previous one called CIGB-669 (MAMBISA).

Response last updated by gtho4 on Jul 19 2021.
Jul 18 2021, 2:12 PM
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