Verez-Bencomo led a team that developed a very cheap vaccine for Haemophilus influenza type B, also known as Hib, a bacteria that causes meningitis and pneumonia. The diseases kill up to 700,000 children worldwide each year. The US government refused to let him in the country to acceopt an award for his work. Apparently Cuban's developing vaccines for Children are on America's do not let in list!
"It's incomprehensible that a civilized nation can confuse someone who has dedicated his life to saving the lives of children with someone who goes against the interests of the United States," Verez-Bencomo said with a sigh. "I wasn't going there to talk about politics, I was going to talk about science." See full story at MSNBC
Bush it seems understands Intelligent Design, just can't stomach a smart Cuban that has put alot of big time Pharma companies products to the back of the shelf.
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