India’s Coronavirus Mortality Rate Is Less Than 2%; New Research Suggests Why
A new research by an Indian scientist has drawn a direct link between strong immunity of Indians and our country having the lowest mortality rate during the Coronaovirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the health of many people across the globe. Many countries have alarming fatality rates because of the pandemic. But now, the latest report suggests that India has the lowest fatality rate in the world. Find out more details about this report below.
India has been struggling to provide basic necessities to its population for several years. Our country still lags behind in providing clean drinking water to much of the population. Hygiene is alsoly heavi compromised in many densely populated parts of the country. Air pollution also affects the health of several Indian citizens and kills lakhs of people every year.
But now, these conditions are raising questions about how Indians are being affected due to the pandemic. So are Indians more susceptible to contracting the COVID-19 virus or has the harsh living conditions in the country made our immunity stronger? According to UNICEF’s latest report, three billion people i.e. 40% population living in developing countries lacked basic hand-washing facilities.
This report sparked concerns about whether a country like India will be able to survive the deadly pandemic. Poor hygiene and a dirty environment is a contributor to the infection. Reportedly, India has recorded 8.23 million COVID-19 cases so far. But these cases only contribute to 10% of the total number of death across the globe due to the novel Coronavirus. Moreover, India’s mortality rate due to the COVID-19 is less than 2%.
During initial research, the low number of cases was tied to India’s population being young as compared to its elderly population. The novel Coronavirus is more susceptible to elders. But now, new research by an Indian scientist shows unsanitary conditions, no proper supply of clean drinking water and food may have saved people from contracting the virus.
Thus the research concludes that people living in low-income areas and developing countries escaped from contracting severe forms of the infection. This can be contributed to the various forms of pathogens these people have been exposed to from a young age. Thus resulting in stronger immunity. Two papers have emerged on this research but they are yet to be peer-reviewed.
These two papers also show that more people have died in developed and high-income countries during the pandemic and for this conclusion, public data from nearly 106 countries has been used. Moreover, the research has been conducted on dozens of parameters like the density of population, demography, the prevalence of diseases and the quality of sanitation. Still, it is premature to draw any conclusion from these studies since they are yet to be reviewed.
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