Haiti, Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haiti must analyze virus at home before acquiring vaccine, expert says

Disinfecting the streets of Port-au-Prince

Dr. Jacques Boncy, director of Haiti’s national public health laboratory, welcomed news that a vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus may be available soon. However, Dr. Boncy said on Monday, Haiti must confirm which strain of the widespread virus is responsible for most cases in Haiti before acquiring the potential vaccine. 

“One treatment may be effective against one strain of virus and may not be as effective against another,” Dr. Boncy said.

COVID-19 has not ravaged Haiti as it has done in other countries. A reported 232 people have died and 9,079 cases confirmed. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY's sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
Onz Chery
Nov. 11, 2020

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