In the developing world, the true cost of Covid may never be known
Just how many lives have we lost to Covid-19? In large parts of the world, that is a question to which we may never get an answer. Officially, as of August 2021, the global death toll from the pandemic stands at approximately, 4.2 million. Most experts consider this to be a severe undercount.
Take India, the world’s second most populous country, whose healthcare system effectively collapsed in late spring. Thus far, it has recorded some 425,000 deaths, a terrible figure, yet still lower (on