.…with almost 315 000 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours and more than 2 000 more deaths.‘
Yes, but India has a population of 1.36 billion compared to England’s 56 million. So how bad this is, is relative:
India has 24 times the population but that figure of 315 000 cases in day is only around 6 times more than the 53 200 at the peak in January. So the infection rate in England in January 2021 was FOUR times higher than in India today.
Over the whole pandemic, India has had far fewer cases:
And deaths? At the peak in January, England had 2.02 deaths per 100 000 while today India is suffering only 0.12 deaths per 100 000. The death rate in England has been 16 times higher than India, so far.
To repeat myself:
Obesity or the lack of it:
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.