K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Then some system was put in place and data collection was also started to be done. However as there was a great stigma and isolation of those affected, naturally people became hesitant to report or get tested especially when the symptoms were not much. Naturally many such cases went unreported unless there was death.
Moreover no big compensation was announced for death cases and more death meant bad image for the health system of that state. So there was a period when some lacking or avoidance was there in reporting cases.
It was when a discussion of compensation floated around that people insisted to get certified as Covid deaths.
All this I say only from my inference and guess by reading news reports and discussion in media and social media.
It may need some broad and extensive study to bring out the exact data -whether inflated or suppressed.
All these thing are not happening today only but were very well happening since corona started its pangs in this country. So what we have to do is take this data with a pinch of salt and don't go for the absolute data but go for the trend in that. We should also remember in the back of our mind that corona is not a simple enemy and it can anytime emerge out of nowhere and create problems for the human beings.
Knowledge is power.