Underreporting of COVID-19 Deaths in India: Role of Politics and Science
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SARS-CoV2 virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic exposed unprecedented lacunae in the healthcare delivery system across the globe. On one hand, the problem involved unreliable science about COVID-19 promoted in the main stream media and on the other hand, willful spread of misinformation and disinformation by some governmental authorities. Nothing can do more harm in the effort to combat an epidemic or pandemic caused by a new and little-known virus like SARS-CoV-2 than to minimize its lethal nature by misrepresentation of actual scientific data including the actual mortality and morbidity caused by COVID-19 infection.
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