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Covid-19 ने कितनी जानें ली? How Many Lives Did Covid-19 Claim? ft. Mihir Mahajan

Covid-19 ने कितनी जानें ली? How Many Lives Did Covid-19 Claim? ft. Mihir Mahajan

Update: 2022-05-26
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There is a lot of speculation over the number of lives lost due to COVID-19 in India. The government-reported estimates vary significantly from those estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Estimating this number well is important for designing public policy measures to combat future pandemics. So, in this episode, we spoke with Mihir Mahajan, adjunct fellow at the Takshashila Institution, who has co-authored a paper that estimates COVID-19 deaths using publicly available insurance data. Mihir discusses the system for registration of deaths in India, and the reasons for undercounting COVID-19 deaths.

ये पुलियाबाज़ी एक संवेदनशील विषय पर है। भारत में COVID-19 मृतकों की संख्या को लेकर कई तरह की अटकलें लगाई जा रही हैं। सरकारी अनुमान और विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (डब्ल्यूएचओ) के अनुमान में काफी अंतर है। भविष्य में महामारियों से निपटने के लिए इस संख्या का अच्छी तरह से अनुमान लगाना महत्वपूर्ण है। तो इस एपिसोड में, हमने तक्षशिला इंस्टीट्यूशन में एडजंक्ट फेलो मिहिर महाजन के साथ बात की, जिन्होंने सार्वजनिक रूप से उपलब्ध बीमा डेटा का उपयोग करके COVID-19 मौतों का अनुमान लगाया है। मिहिर ने भारत में मृत्यु पंजीकरण की प्रणाली का भी ब्यौरा दिया इस पुलियाबाज़ी में।

For more, read:

  1. Estimating the Impact of Covid-19 in India from Life Insurance Claims, Economic & Political Weekly article by Mihir Mahajan and Shekhar Sathe. Pre-published version here.

  2. Explained: Counting India’s Covid deaths, Amitabha Sinha in the Indian Express

The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts, David Adam in Nature

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Covid-19 ने कितनी जानें ली? How Many Lives Did Covid-19 Claim? ft. Mihir Mahajan

Covid-19 ने कितनी जानें ली? How Many Lives Did Covid-19 Claim? ft. Mihir Mahajan

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