The number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in India has risen to 8229,313, according to the latest data released Tuesday by the Ministry of Health. In the past 24 hours, there have been 45,231 new confirmed cases in India, 496 new deaths and a cumulative total of 122,607 deaths. Indian Prime Minister Naodi Modi said in a national address on October 20 that India’s infection and mortality rates are lower than those of countries such as the United States, according to overseas.com.
Modi also compared India’s fight against the disease with other countries, the report said, adding that the outbreak in India is already in a “stable state”, India’s cure rate is high, the death rate is very low. “In India, 5,500 people per 1m people are infected, while in countries such as the US and Brazil it’s about 25,000.” “India’s mortality rate is 83 deaths per 1 million people, while in countries such as the United States, Brazil, Spain and the United Kingdom, the number exceeds 600,” he said.
Is it true that India’s new crown mortality rate is relatively low?
India has one-sixth of the world’s population and one-sixth of new crown confirmed cases, the BBC reported on November 1. However, India’s new crown accounts for only 10 per cent of the world’s deaths, and its death rate (CFR), a measure of the number of deaths from new crowns, is less than 2 per cent, one of the lowest in the world. Poor sanitation, lack of clean drinking water and poor living conditions may actually have saved many Indian lives from the new crown, according to a new study by Indian scientists.
The study suggests that people living in low- and middle-income countries may be able to avoid serious infections because they are exposed to pathogens from an innate level, which makes them more immune to new coronavirus.
In the two papers, which have yet to be peer-reviewed, mortality rates are compared to deaths per million people, according to the BBC, compiled by Chongqing Morning Post Upstream News. One paper compared public data from 106 countries on 24 parameters, including population density, demographics, disease prevalence and sanitation quality. Indian scientists have found that more people are dying from neo-crown pneumonia in high-income countries. Dr Mande, one of the study’s authors, said: “People in poorer countries appear to have a higher immune response to the disease than people in high-income countries. “
Another paper examines the role of the microbiome in new crown infections. The microbiome includes bacteria, viruses, fungi, and single-celled germs. They help digest, ward off pathogenic bacteria, regulate the immune system and produce vitamins. They looked at data from 122 countries, including 80 high- and upper-middle-income countries. They believe that in poor countries with larger populations, the death rate in the new crown is lower. Because the population of these countries is exposed to a variety of microorganisms, especially the so-called “Glorene-negative bacteria”. These bacteria usually cause severe pneumonia, blood, urethra and skin infections. But they are also thought to produce an antiviral cytokine, also known as interferon, which protects cells from the new coronavirus.
But scientists believe that correlation does not imply causation, and such studies should be strictly considered observational. Moreover, as Dr. Mander says, “this should not be inferred as an advocacy for weaker hygiene practices in response to future pandemics”.
Krutika Kuppalli, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of South Carolina Medical School, said the new study made a number of as-yet-unscientific assumptions. They are more hypothetical than scientific facts.