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WHO infers that India’s COVID-19 deaths exceeded 4 million

WHO infers that India’s COVID-19 deaths exceeded 4 million, India: does not agree with statistical methods.



 

WHO infers that India’s COVID-19 deaths exceeded 4 million, India: does not agree with statistical methods.


Recently, India and the World Health Organization (WHO) have sparred over the specific number of deaths from the COVID-19 in India.

Official data from India shows that after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, the cumulative number of deaths from the COVID-19 in India has reached 520,000.

However, after the WHO analysis and investigation, it pointed out that the actual number of deaths in India should be 4 million, making India the country with the most deaths from the COVID-19 in the world.

 

WHO infers that India's COVID-19 deaths exceeded 4 million, India: does not agree with statistical methods.

 

According to the British “Guardian” report on April 18, India has been accused of trying to delay the WHO’s efforts to revise its COVID-19 death toll.

In January this year, the WHO wanted to publish the data, but was strongly opposed by the Indian government.

The Indian government believes that the data on the WHO side is unacceptable and its research methodology is incorrect.

 

 

Is there concealment in India?

According to the “Guardian” report, scientists, data analysts, medical journals and other relevant parties have made similar predictions: The real number of deaths from the COVID-19 in India is more than 10 times the official data in India.

 

India was caught in a “devastating second wave of Covid-19” in April 2021. Subsequently, some voices pointed out that the central and state governments in India have covered up the number of deaths in order to get rid of accusations such as “not taking sufficient measures to prevent the spread of the virus” and “failing to provide sufficient medical protection, medicines and oxygen”.

 

The World Health Organization said it plans to release revised data on global deaths from the coronavirus – an estimated 15 million people who have died from the virus – this month. That’s more than double the 6 million known deaths.

The updated data sources include abnormal overdose deaths in some statistics, as well as deaths affected by the COVID-19 and unable to receive treatment for other diseases.

 

Among them, many of the COVID-19 deaths in the revised data came from India. According to a report by the New York Times on April 16, the WHO’s efforts to publish a new revision of the global number of COVID-19 deaths have been hindered by India. India’s opposition has caused the release of revised data to be delayed for months.

 

 

India: Statistics are flawed

According to the “Times of India” report on April 17, in response to the “New York Times” report, the Indian Ministry of Health responded that the WHO’s statistical methods are flawed.

 

India’s Ministry of Health stated: “What India fundamentally opposes is not the statistical results (regardless of the results), but requires the same statistical methods globally.” The ministry stressed that if the models used for countries such as India are accurate and reliable , “then it should be confirmed by all countries using the model”.

 

The Indian Ministry of Health believes that some of the death counts used in the WHO analysis report are directly obtained from some countries, but for others, including India, the WHO uses mathematical modelling. India’s health ministry has sharply criticized the statistical approach, questioning how well the WHO’s statistical models make predictions for India, a vast and populous country.

 

However, according to The Guardian, Jon Wakefield, a professor of statistics and biostatistics at the University of Washington in the United States, issued a statement explaining in detail the statistical methods used to revise the data and refuting the Indian government’s statistic Questioning the authenticity of modeling.

Wakefield is one of the academics involved in the World Health Organization’s revision of statistical modelling of data.

 

Now, the outside world is worried that a new round of COVID-19 epidemic will break out in India.

Statistics show that in the past week, the number of new cases in a single day in India has surged by 90%, and the proportion of positive test results has risen from 0.3% to 0.8% overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

WHO infers that India’s COVID-19 deaths exceeded 4 million, India: does not agree with statistical methods.

(source:internet, reference only)


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