Although the Western world has begun to have almost doubts about the epidemic, new outbreaks of infections in India and South America have highlighted: For most people, the end of the pandemic is still far away.
Just a month ago, India believed that the virus was under control, and the country was even selected as an example of epidemic management after experiencing a relatively mild wave in the summer. right now, Infection records followed, and the country’s number has tripled The number of cases reported per day in less than 30 days.
however, The true scope of the tragedy may even be several times larger What the data reveal.According to platform data online Data World (OWID)Affiliated to the University of Oxford, the country has so far conducted more than 200 Covid tests per thousand residents in the pandemic, four times less than Spain and three times less than the world reference: the United Kingdom.
The rapid spread of the virus has translated into Mortality, an unprecedented number in the entire pandemic. The collapse of hospital morgues led many families to resort to public places to fulfill the Hindu tradition of cremating the bodies of their loved ones. The celebration of mass activities and its variants, known as double mutants, are the two main suspects of economic recovery.
Although India suffers, It’s hard to know what happened In neighboring countries. Currently, only neighbouring Nepal is on the rise, while Pakistan and Bangladesh, which border borders, are on the rise, although there is no significant increase. All of their testing capabilities are far below the Asian giants.
The huge Indian wave caused Asia Become again Regions of the world reporting the most cases per day In an absolute sense, this is something that has never happened since the end of the summer of 2020. In addition, it once again highlights the huge inequality in response to the pandemic.
Thanks to the vaccine, the virus gradually spread in Europe and the United States, Countries with weaker economies have suffered the highest peak of the entire influenza pandemic. The United States has given at least one dose to more than 40% of its population, and the European Union has more than 20%. At the same time, according to the report, South America barely reached 11.2%, Asia was 3.9%, and Africa was 0.9%. Data published in “Our World”.
Although Asia has increased a lot, South America is still the continent reporting the most coronavirus cases in its population: 188.9 cases per million inhabitants.
Uruguay and Argentina are currently suffering from the worst numbers of infectious diseases, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay also have unprecedented death tolls.
Particularly worth mentioning is Brazil, which was the focus of the media before the pandemic, which has exceeded 2500 deaths per month on average. Although the situation has improved slightly, the ICU occupancy rate still exceeds 80%, and most critically ill patients are now under 40 years old.
The shortage of diagnostic tools, Unstable health system and demographics Even with opposition leaders in African countries, it is difficult to know what is happening on the African continent.
An example is the number of tests conducted throughout the pandemic: 43.5 million times, only four times more than Spain, and the population is at least 25 times higher. In addition, a quarter of these samples only correspond to South Africa, which means that the known data give a complete bias on the issue.