India slams WHO over report claiming 4 million Covid deaths

Volunteers sanitise near a burning pyre during a mass funeral of Covid-19 victims at a crematorium in New Delhi on May 18, 2021. India’s health ministry says the WHO’s mathematical modelling of the pandemic is ‘questionable’ and ‘statistically unproven’. – EPA pic, April 18, 2022.

INDIA has sharply criticised a forthcoming World Health Organization (WHO) study that reportedly claims coronavirus killed four million people nationally, the latest analysis suggesting a significant undercount of the pandemic’s death toll.

The New York Times reported last week that New Delhi had stalled the study’s release after disputing that India’s true fatality count was eight times higher than official figures.

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