Coronavirus: India Could have 40 crore Illnesses by May report States
Johns Hopkins University has stated that it had not authorised the Center for Diseases Dynamics, Economic and Policy (CDDEP) to use its emblem on a Covid-19 research report predicting that”India can see as many as 100 million people contract the coronavirus infection”. In a response to a tweet from a Twitter user called, Neelakshi Mann, Johns Hopkins University, through its confirmed Twitter handle said: â$The use of our logo was not approved in this situation and JHU is participating with CDDEP onto it. Thank you.â$
The CDDEP continues to carry the report and its highlights on its website, however, the report doesn’t take a Johns Hopkins University logo now. The report, in question, had stated in the upcoming months, as many as 100 million people in India are likely to deal with the coronavirus disease and these numbers are predicted to soar to around 300 million to 400 million by July, without interventions.
On March 26, Joint Secretary (Health) Lav Agarwal said that there was no proof of neighborhood transmission of coronavirus in India as yet, reiterating the government’s stance that the country has not yet entered’Stage-3′ of the COVID-19 transmission. However, against this, the report noted that community transmission (Stage-3) of COVID-19 in India had most likely started in early March.
The essential parameters used comprise the force of infection, age- and – gender-specific infection prices, severe disease, and case-fatality rates. The chart depicts the amounts in three possible situations based on the risk factor: large, medium and low. Read More…