Haiti’s success is not due to some innovative intervention against the virus. Most people have given up wearing masks in public on the streets of Port-au-Prince and elsewhere. And Haiti hasn’t yet administered a single COVID-19 vaccine.

A woman walks with two children in Port-au-Prince on February 15, 2021, after several days of demonstrations in the Haitian capital. – After several days of demonstrations, life timidly resumed its course. Several thousand people demonstrated on February 14 in Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new dictatorship and denouncing international support for President Jovenel Moise. (Photo by Valerie Baeriswyl / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE BAERISWYL/AFP via Getty Images)