Covid Paradox: Poor hygiene equals less Covid deaths

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January 14, 2021 8:21 AM

It wasn’t as if India handled the Covid pandemic better than OECD countries or that it had a less virulent strain, a CSIR study found that countries with better hygiene and sanitation standards tended to have higher deaths.

covid 19 cases in india, covid 19A CSIR study found that countries with better hygiene and sanitation standards tended to have higher deaths; the hypothesis is that citizens of countries with poorer hygiene tend to develop higher immunity. (Photo source: ANI)

It wasn’t as if India handled the Covid pandemic better than OECD countries or that it had a less virulent strain, a CSIR study found that countries with better hygiene and sanitation standards tended to have higher deaths; the hypothesis is that citizens of countries with poorer hygiene tend to develop higher immunity.

The same relationship, it turns out, holds for individual states within India.

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