The Day – Looking south

The British group The Lancet Discovery Science published in its journal eClinical Medicine ( a scientific article on the Cuban Abdala vaccine, which shows that it is safe, well tolerated and induces a powerful response against SARS-CoV-2. The publication endorses the work of Cuban scientists and the high efficacy demonstrated by the drug in Cuba (92.28 percent).

Until April, about 26 million injections had been applied on the island, between primary vaccination (three doses) and booster doses in the adult and child population 2 years of age and older. The Day reported on December 20, 2021 that the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) authorized the Abdala vaccine for emergency use. The agency announced that the New Molecules Committee issued its favorable opinion regarding the biological, the first of Latin American origin to be evaluated. prisoners in a digital cave. The great contribution to the thought of recent decades by the Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han has been his analysis of the self-exploited individual, the new historical subject of capitalism. But the main merit of this thinker is having captured the “atmosphere” of this time to translate it into texts in which an ordinary citizen with a certain sensitivity –political, cultural, trade union– feels reflected, says Fernando D’Addario. I summarize his note:

In his latest book, Infocracy, Han investigates the way in which the “information regime” has replaced the “disciplinary” one. Today the sign of power holding is not linked to the possession of the means of production but to access to information, which is used for psychopolitical surveillance and the prediction of individual behavior. Han says: “Today we are subjected to a new type of totalitarianism. The vector is not the ideological story but the algorithmic operation that sustains it”. He exposes: “This new nihilism does not suppose that the lie is passed off as the truth or that the truth is maligned as a lie. Rather it undermines the distinction between truth and lies.” (

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