Indian Express: Why we need to count the Covid dead

Indian Express: Why we need to count the Covid dead. “The official Covid death count as of end-June 2021 is 4,00,000. The reality is, of course, catastrophically worse. Unlike in other countries, authoritative excess death estimates based on official data have not been available because government recording of deaths, especially at the Centre, has been lagging. As a result, thus far, and with some exceptions, attempts to capture the sombre reality have been inadequate.”

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