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Cuba has a lung cancer vaccine – and now the rest of the world wants it

For 55 years, the US has placed a punishing trade embargo on Cuba, around which the local economy has struggled to grow. Now, the tides have turned, and with the Obama administration moving to lift the embargo, scientists in the US are keen to get their hands on a lung cancer vaccine developed by the small island nation.

A lung cancer vaccine has been available in Cuba for years

There’s a lung cancer vaccine in Cuba, and Americans are finding a way to bring it stateside

Yes, you read that headline right. Not only does Cuba have a lung cancer vaccine, but they’ve had one that’s been widely available in their country since 2011. If you just went, “What? Why in the world is it not in the United States yet?” let me explain.