Sumary of India denies recent studies suggesting millions have died from COVID-19:
- The Indian government rejected on Thursday recent studies suggesting that millions of people have died in the country from Covid-19, several times the official toll of almost 420,000.It said in a statement however that several Indian states were now “reconciling” their data after dealing with a spike in cases in April and May.
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- But the Indian government said on Thursday it was an “audacious assumption that the likelihood of any given infected person dying is the same across countries.
- ”The studies, it said, ignored “factors such as race, ethnicity, genomic constitution of a population, previous exposure levels to other diseases and the associated immunity developed in that population.