By Jim Wyss for Bloomberg

Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, has earned another grim distinction: it’s the only one that hasn’t vaccinated a single resident against Covid-19.

One of a handful of nations worldwide still awaiting vaccines, Haiti was among the 92 poor and middle-income countries offered doses under the Covax Facility. But the government initially declined AstraZeneca PLC shots, citing side effects and widespread fears in the population.

“Haiti did not reject the offer of vaccines from Covax,” Haiti Ministry of Health General Director Laure Adrien said in a telephone interview. “All we asked was that they change the vaccine they were providing us.”

By last month the equation had shifted. Fears about AstraZeneca were subsiding just as Haiti was seeing a surge in cases. When the country finally agreed to receive the doses, production issues in India and a spike in global demand made them unavailable. continue reading

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  1. So was Tanzania. Is it not evident that leasders are under threat from a Supranational political corporate union. The VIC? Reuters comment shows exactly where their loyalties lie. A “grim distinction” they somehow deduce.
    It’s obvious by know that this experimental injectable concoction is as deadly as the virus if not more deadly. So now, there is a cure worse than the disease. A resounding yes I would say.

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