Government suspects manipulation of WHO’s covid reports by Pharma Firms who were denied entry to Indian Market
11 May, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Government has not ruled out the possibility that global pharmaceutical companies influenced the World Health Organization report
The government has not ruled out the possibility that global pharmaceutical companies influenced the World Health Organization (WHO) report, which suggested that 4.7 million (47 lakh) people died in India as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic between January 2020 and December 2021, compared to the official tally of 4.8 lakh.
Top government sources stated that foreign pharma giants, who were refused admission to the Indian anti-Covid vaccination market, could be behind the paper, which used “faulty methodology” to forecast a greater death toll in India.
The majority of the excess deaths (84 percent) were located in South-East Asia, Europe, and the Americas, according to the WHO research titled ‘Global excess mortality related with COVID-19 (modelled estimates).’ Only ten countries accounted for almost 68 percent of the excess deaths.
Over the course of 24 months, middle-income nations accounted for 81 percent of the 14.9 million excess deaths (53 percent in lower-middle-income countries and 28 percent in upper-middle-income countries), while high- and low-income countries accounted for 15 percent and 4%, respectively.