Contrary to many projections, India seems to be doing better than anyone could have imagined in this pandemic.
So much better, in fact, that experts are starting throw in shades of doubt into the matter. Initially, being of the expectedly unprepared states in the list, doctors and medical experts have warned that the maliciously inept Indian public health system would fall victim to the ruthlessly contagious pandemic. Experts have also pointed out that prevalent slums all over the urban areas of this vast subcontinent would be a breeding ground for the virus to wreak havoc upon.
Statistics directly puts a holdup to these yet ill-located claimants as the cases for the infected have numbered to 31,360, with an astoundingly minimal number of 1,008 deaths.
This, compared to the US, is a significantly low number per million, as the US surmounts to 175 out of every million while it is 0.76 in India. “India didn’t wait for the problem to escalate. Instead, as soon as the problem appeared, we tried to stop it by making swift decisions.
I can’t imagine what the situation would have been had such quick decisions not been taken.” India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he extended the country’s 21-day nationwide lockdown until May 3, has proudly proclaimed.
However, experts are not sure as to whether this should be the right time to pop the bottle.“At least in this round, it appears that the virus has not been able to damage as much as been feared.
I don’t think we can say that we have completely closed the book on this.” Srinath Reddy, the president of the Public Health Foundation of India has warned the state’s rather inane and naive reaction to the still ongoing crisis.
How do we know if there are still questions to be answered for the finale of the crisis in India – pure lack of stats.
Around 4% of India’s tests are positive, sources from India’s Health Ministry tells us — well below the recommended benchmark for data analysis.
The US currently stands at 17% of the tests being positive, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).UK, where the rate is around 21%, based on government data, are just the underdogs in the fight against corona and divulging its identity.
The proportion of cases that are fatal is another great factor for analysis.In India, about 3% of cases were confirmed lethal, compared drastically with 13% in Italy, the UK and France, according to JHU. India might be testing people besides the most conspicuously serious symptoms.
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