I watched Channel 4’s special report from India. It was misleading, because India is experiencing far lower levels of infection and death than the UK did in January or over the whole pandemic:
Cases are climbing fast in India but per head of population, the level remains far lower than in the UK or England in January 2021.
Over the space of the year, the accumulated level of infection is even more notably lower:
Deaths, even more so, are currently, not significantly higher at 0.1 per 100K in India and 0.04 per 100K in the UK.
Over the space of the year, the accumulated level of death is so relatively low, it shocks:
190 deaths per 100K in the UK but only 13 per 100K in India.
Obesity is the main risk factor, more than age, for a Covid death. Relatively speaking there is little obesity in India. That we have a far superior health system seems to matter little.
Why do the UK’s MSM report in this way?
A mixture of racism, exceptionalism and a reluctance to blame a government claiming to have saved us all by getting in smart and grabbing the vaccines? Tories are good at something.