Guilmoto, Christophe, 2022. “An alternative estimation of the death toll of the Covid-19 pandemic in India” PLoS ONE , 17(2)
Christophe Guilmoto, a researcher of CSH-CEPED/IRD wrote an article, “An alternative estimation of the death toll of the Covid-19 pandemic in India”. The article has been published in PLoS ONE, on February 16, 2022.
The article can be found at: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0263187
Abstract: The absence of reliable registration of Covid-19 deaths in India has prevented proper assessment and monitoring of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, India’s relatively young age structure tends to conceal the severity of Covid-19 mortality, which is concentrated in older age groups. In this paper, we present four different demographic samples of Indian populations for which we have information on both their demographic structures and death outcomes. We show that we can model the age distribution of Covid-19 mortality in India and use this modeling to estimate Covid-19 mortality in the country.