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Prime Time With Ravish Kumar: Centre Trashes New York Times Report On Covid Deaths

Prime Time With Ravish Kumar: Centre Trashes New York Times Report On Covid Deaths

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Prime Time With Ravish Kumar - May 27, 2021: The government today trashed as "baseless" a New York Times report that said India's Covid deaths were severely undercounted and underreported. "The NYT report is not backed by any evidence and is based on distorted estimates," said VK Paul, NITI Aayog member and the head of India's Covid task force. The New York Times said in an article published on Tuesday that India's death count was more likely three times the official 3 lakh, basing it on data from three nationwide sero surveys or antibody tests. Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's barbed tweet on a New York Times report on India's Covid numbers drew a furious response from Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday. Without being explicit, the minister spoke of vultures intent o...