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Vaccine rollouts will differ across the Caribbean

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Significance

Rollouts will differ across the region, with economic recoveries hanging on their success. With case numbers still rising in most of the Caribbean’s main tourism source markets, the recovery of that key industry will depend on factors beyond the region's control.

Impacts

  • Many 2021 aid programmes will focus on supporting the vaccine rollouts through healthcare and institutional capacity support.
  • The speed of the rollout will affect electoral outcomes in territories holding polls this year, such as Haiti, Curacao and Aruba.
  • Approval of a Cuban vaccine would have positive implications regionwide, with Havana likely to prioritise sales to its neighbours.
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