Healthcare associations oppose WHO’s Covid death data.

Monday May 9, 2022 at 2:56 pm

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s recently released data has attributed 50 percent of excess deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic to India. That has drawn flak from various Indian healthcare associations.

“World Health Organization (WHO) puts its credibility at stake by hounding India with 50 percent global excess deaths on it, unreasonably and unscientifically”, said Organized Medicine Academic Guild (OMAG). It is a federation of professional medical organizations in India.

With the most respected and accepted Worldometers data, of the recorded 516 million cases, India recorded 43 million (a mere 8 percent) while the United States recorded 83.5 million (16 percent) patients. Similarly, of the recorded 6.27 million deaths worldwide, India recorded 5,24,000 deaths (8.4 percent) while the United States recorded 1 million deaths (16 percent). The case fatality rate (CFR) has remained the same at 1.2 for the world, the United States of America, and India.

Covid-19 cases and deaths were underreported globally, not merely in India, which is an indisputable fact. The covid-19 pandemic has shown no discrimination among rich or developing countries or countries in north or south, east or west. Distributing the excess deaths unevenly and attributing as many as 50 percent of additional deaths to India is nothing but malice, stated Organized Medicine Academic Guild (OMAG).

“All excess deaths cannot be attributed to only Covid-19. There have been various degrees of collateral damage like deaths due to tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, and cerebrovascular accidents. Usually, such damage and deaths are distributed as 50/50 or 60/40, or 40/60 percent. Influenza deaths are very few, and reduced deaths due to traffic accidents do not replace all other additional deaths. In the report leaked out to the New York Times last month, the WHO had supposedly stated 9 million additional Covid deaths. Realizing the faux passé, it corrected it to 9 million all-cause mortality excess deaths. And then trying to justify that all the extra deaths are Covid-related, as a shortfall in deaths offsets others additional deaths due to traffic accidents,”  Dr. Ishwar Gilada claimed. He is a consultant in HIV (Human Immuno Virus) and infectious diseases and secretary-general at Organized Medicine Academic Guild (OMAG).

“WHO is supposedly tracking global excess mortality due to Covid pandemic to reveal a picture of its full impact and burden on countries, health systems, and individuals, has grossly erred on several counts,” he added, “the entire world is well aware that despite appointing three committees to reveal the truth on the origin of the SARV-Cov-2 virus, the WHO has been conspicuously silent on that front. WHO was also silent, rather sided with China, for its criminal neglect of three months delay on the impending pandemic and allowing the SARS-Cov-2 virus to trickle outside Wuhan and reach the rest of the globe. WHO had provided Emergency Use Listing for two Covid vaccines from China, Sinovac, and Sinopharm, with questionable efficacy, which was shown to be 51 percent, just above the WHO’s benchmark of 50 percent. The WHO’s pro-China stand had already dented its credibility over the last two years.”

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has bracketed 20 countries, representing approximately 50 percent of the global population, accounting for over 80 percent of the estimated global excess mortality for two years. Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, UK, Turkey, Ukraine, and the USA.

“What is the basis that the remaining 50 percent population accounted for only 20 percent of excess deaths? The WHO report shows 300 percent additional deaths for Russia, 700 percent additional deaths in Indonesia, 800 percent additional deaths in India, and 1,100 percent additional deaths for Egypt. This is at best rubbish, irrational, discriminatory and thus is unacceptable,” said Dr. Gilada.