Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicCovid deaths

Topic: Covid deaths

Our take on WHO’s Covid deaths estimate, RBI rate hike, SC’s vaccine take — in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Modi’s Europe visit, inflation top Urdu news, press freedom, loudspeaker rows also find mention

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

In rebuttal to WHO, Modi govt claimed 99.9% deaths registered. NFHS-5 pegs 2019-21 figure at 71%

NFHS-5 India report, based on fieldwork done from 2019 to 2021, was released Thursday. It gives death registration level as 83% for urban, 66% for rural households.

‘Science does not lie, Modi does,’ Rahul Gandhi after WHO figures on Covid deaths

In its report Thursday, WHO estimated there were 47 lakh Covid deaths in India, 10 times the official figures.

In Covid’s first year, India’s total death rate was same 6% as in 2019, govt data shows

Civil Registration System data implies India didn't see sharp spike in the number of deaths registered in 2020 compared to 2019. But no estimate given for level of death registration.

In Maharashtra, no. of families given Covid ex gratia exceeds official death toll. Here’s why

Maharashtra relief and rehabilitation department plays down discrepancy, and experts caution against seeing it as an indicator of under-counting in state's Covid deaths. 

Not 19 lakh, but 1.5 lakh children have lost parents to Covid, India strongly refutes Lancet study

Updated government figures show 10,386 children have been orphaned, 1.4 lakh have lost a single parent, while 492 children have been abandoned in the pandemic.

Reports citing LIC IPO data to claim massive Covid deaths are baseless: Govt

LIC life insurance policies taken by policyholders for deaths due to all causes would not imply Covid deaths were underreported, the govt said in a statement Saturday.

Obesity increases chances of Covid death across ethnicities: Study of 12.6 mn UK adults

South Asians with BMI 27 kg/m2 at same risk of Covid death as white people with 40 kg/m2, according to study by University of Leicester researchers, published in ‘Nature Communications’.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
Representational image of bottles of cooking oil at a store on the outskirts of New Delhi | Bloomberg

Why is your tadka getting more & more expensive? Blame India’s reliance on edible oil imports

Indians spending 14% more on edible oil compared to last year. Experts expect a cooldown if no shocks prevail, government says ‘situation under control’.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.