Covid death RATE in England 15% higher than in India

All day today, building on similar reports in previous days, you’ll hear:

In the past few hours, India has reported the biggest daily rise in infections of any country since the pandemic began – nearly a third of a million cases for the second day in a row.

True but not informative. India has a massive population, at 1.36 billion, 24 times than of England and 240 times that of Scotland so it always has more of almost anything bad that happens.

So, crudely:

Looks bad but is it that bad? What if we, as scientists would insist we do, look at the infection rate for every 100 000 people in a country:

So, India has some way to go before it reaches the infection rates seen already in the USA, Brazil, England or Scotland.

As for the rise in infections, the steepness of increase in India looks less than that experienced in England or Scotland in December 2020.

Finally, death. More worrying than infections. How is India doing? Dailly:

Over the whole pandemic?

England 199 per 100 000, India 13.5 per 100 000.

The death rate in England was 15 times higher!

Why? You know from previous posts -obesity or the lack of it.

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7 thoughts on “Covid death RATE in England 15% higher than in India

  1. Another thing they will never tell you is that from the late 19 th century to 1936
    Life expectancy in India fell by over 20%
    All under the Auspices of the Great British Empire

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    1. In a similar vein, Scotland’s population hasn’t increased since 1945. In fact between 1950 and 2005 it decreased. Since 2005 it has recovered to 7% above the 1950 level. So then the british take us out of Europe to prevent immigration.

      This link shows the comparrison very well:!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=pop&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=country&idim=country:GB&idim=constituent_country:S92000003&ifdim=country&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false


      1. John
        And let us bring The Irish potato famine
        Into the Auspices of the Great British Empire
        It is estimated that the population of the Island of Ireland pre famine was 8.5 milion
        Today the entire population of the Island is 6.8 million
        Furthermore the famine also had a very serious impact in Scotland
        But little documentation of such is scarce and difficult to access
        In conclusion a definite effect of being better together are
        1.Millions of deaths
        2.De population
        3.Lower life expectancy
        4. Impoverishment


      2. I don’t know the actual figures but i believe that at the time of the 1707 Union, the population of Scotland was somewhere around 1/5 of England. now, after over 300 years of caring government from london, it is 1/10 of the English population.
        A very significant relative decrease, though under the same government!


  2. Is that the populist face of British covid-19 nationalism? I think India has been performing well given the many structural vulnerabilities the nation faces. Though their testing and containment efforts have no doubt been challenged through the many historically and culturally grounded political and developmental obstacles they face (colonial legacy), as well as the shear scale of the nation.

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  3. England is a dump for idiotic public schoolboys who spend public money as if its their own.Westminster is a pit full of greedy selfish layabouts who talk big but cant organise basic health care programmes to prevent millions of people dying their efforts have been abysmal if we lived in a world of natural justice these people would be hung high


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