Why India and WHO are divided over how many covid-19 killed


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The World Health Organisation is in the midst of coming up with COVID-19 excess mortality estimates for all the 194 countries that are its members. The Indian government has been placing objections on the way this exercise is being done for a few months now. After a few reports came out on the subject, the Indian government responded in a press release saying that they have a quarrel with the methodology of the WHO.

To understand this entire controversy, Suno India’s Menaka Rao spoke to Amruta Byatnal who broke the story on this issue on March 30. She is a senior editor with Devex, a website on global development, and is based in New Delhi.


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