But everyone agrees the true toll is far greater. A study released on Tuesday looks at how much of a disparity there may be in India, one of the epicenters of the pandemic.
The analysis, from the Center for Global Development, a think tank in Washington, D.C., looks at the number of "excess deaths" that occurred in India between January 2020 and June 2021 — in other words, how many more people died during that period than during a similar period of time in 2019 or other recent years.
Drawing death data from civil registries and other sources, the report came up with three estimates for undercounts. The conclusion is that between 3.4 and 4.7 million more people died in that pandemic period than would have been predicted. That's up to 10 times higher than the Indian government's official death toll of 414,482.
Ну не 10 миллионов, но и не 400 заявленных тысяч. от 3.4 до 4.7 миллионов в Индии умерло от Ковида или последствий Ковида. Ну или от неизвестной пульмонологической эпидемии (если Ковид - это заговор рептилоидов).