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May 5, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 154 million – mystery of Haiti’s resilience

By Paul Dennis

5 May

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 154,458,000, with more than 3,230,000 deaths and 103,524,000 recoveries.

Gibraltar has the highest fully vaccinated population rate at 97%, followed by Israel (57%) and Seychelles (56%).

China remains the leader in total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered.

In the US, daily vaccination rates are slowing, leaving experts concerned that the herd immunity threshold is not attainable, at least in the foreseeable future.

Haiti currently has one of the lowest death rates from Covid-19 in the world, despite life having returned mostly to normal there.

After experiencing a first wave of infections back in June and July of 2020, daily confirmed cases have remained well below 100 this spring, with daily confirmed deaths below ten.

Experts believe that this is, in part, because Haiti is a young country.

They also speculate that many Haitians may have been infected with Covid last summer, but were asymptomatic and built up immunity.

Shaina Stacy, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData

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