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India Is in Denial about the COVID-19 Crisis
News | 26/08/2020 08:06 AM | Click to read full article
The Indian government seems more focused on public relations than enlightened action.
When an early analysis of official data exposed the disruption of routine health services, the central government retracted the data. Muddled statistics are routinely invoked to reassure the public that all is well: For instance, that COVID-19 recoveries had “crossed the historic peak of 1.5 million”—a meaningless achievement since COVID-19 has a recovery rate of more than 99 percent in India.