Low covid fatality rate a statistical illusion1 min read . Updated: 10 Sep 2020, 09:11 AM IST
A new study debunks India’s claim of a low case fatality rate, and says it could be much worse than other countries if adjusted for age-wise variations
India has repeatedly cited its low rate of covid-related deaths to claim that it has dealt with the pandemic better than others. This is partly because of India’s large young population, who are less likely to die of covid-19. But if the fatality rate is adjusted for age variations, India fares much worse than other countries, finds a new study.
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