New Delhi opposes the methodology of a study to be released by the World Health Organization (WHO) that reviews the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the world and increases those registered in India to at least four million. Is.
Indian official figures indicate that the country has recorded 520,000 deaths due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, making it the third-highest number of deaths in the world after the United States and Brazil. causes. ,
Last week, The New York Times (NYT) revealed that New Delhi has been holding off publication of a WHO study for several months, according to which the figure is eight times higher.
India’s health ministry, reacting to the NYT’s news, argued that the mathematical model used by the WHO is “questionable” and “not statistically proven”.
According to the ministry, India has been submitting a number of questions and doubts to the WHO since November through various communications and official meetings, but “is yet to receive a satisfactory answer”.
At least 3.2 million dead from Covid-19 in India?
Indian authorities had earlier challenged the methodology of Lancet and Science Studies.
The country remains haunted by the dreadful wave of Covid-19 in the spring of 2021. At its peak last May, India recorded more than 400,000 new infections in a day and nearly 4,000 deaths.
Since the start of the pandemic, Covid-19 has already caused at least 6.2 million deaths worldwide, according to data advanced this Monday by statistics portal Our World in Data.
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was first detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.