At its very first press conference, the government’s science unit said it feared the country would experience a significant increase in cases of people infected with Covid-19 in the coming days given the behavior of the population faced with the risk posed by this pandemic. 

It also predicted 2,000 deaths in the smallest of cases and in a disaster scenario about 20,000 deaths and 3 million people infected.

Eddy Labossière, who holds a Phd in economics, said that without contradicting these forecasts, experts need to be careful before putting forward figures on the damage that the Coronavirus can cause in Haiti.

“In the absence of an up-to-date database on the quality of life of the population and of reliable statistics, the experts must refrain from forecasting the quantity of people in the Haitian population who will be infected or died as a result of COVID -19. Above all, we should not use models from developed countries which have a very different health and socioeconomic profile than Haiti, “wrote the economist. Continue reading. 

Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write and learn. He’s passionate about people and culture and finds comfort in knowledge. As a writer for Haitian Times, he looks forward to opening his horizons about journalism, while doing what he loves.

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