India’s anti-epidemic record

At present, India’s official statistics on the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia is close to 3 million. It is “sit three and two” in the world, second only to the United States and Brazil, and the number of new diagnoses per day is once the world’s first.

For the Chinese, these figures are quite alarming, but the Indian friends around me still tell me that they don’t believe in the official data. In their eyes, the Indian bureaucracy is inefficient and unreliable. I love to be clever, there must be various ways to shrink the number when counting the cases.

Facts have proved that the intuition of the Indian people is not groundless. According to Indian media reports, at the end of July, the Mumbai City Government, the National Institute of Transformation of India and the Tata Institute for Basic Research jointly conducted a survey-covering three areas of the rich and slums in the urban, eastern and western suburbs of Mumbai. A community (Mumbai is one of the cities where the gap between the rich and the poor is visible to the naked eye, and the rich and the poor live completely separately) collected 6,936 serum samples for new crown antibody testing.

The results showed that up to 57% of samples from slums contained antibodies, and 16% of samples from non-slums contained antibodies.

We can make rough calculations: Mumbai has a population of about 20 million, and the proportion of people living in slums is 42%, which is almost 8 million. If calculated at a ratio of 57%, more than 4 million people may have been infected with the new crown virus in Mumbai alone.

In other words, the actual number of infections in India is likely to be much higher than official statistics.

Of course, India’s population structure is relatively young and has an advantage in immunity. Therefore, some local governments in India have basically given up prevention and control, skipped vaccine research and development, and went directly to a certain degree of “herd immunity”.

In such a big environment, the only thing we can do when living in India is to be as careful as possible, to minimize social contact, and to seek our own blessings.

As Chinese in India, they are of special concern during the epidemic, and after India banned 59 Chinese apps, whether WeChat can be used.

Observed these days, the Indian government’s determination to crack down on Chinese applications seems firm, but at the implementation level, it is a typical Indian “ban without ban”.

For example, the bans across the country do not seem to be synchronized: some places are completely unavailable, and some places have limited functions. South India where I live is “Mountain High and Emperor Far”. The current fluency and stability have declined, but there is no problem in using it. However, for groups engaged in Sino-Indian trade, this uncertainty is quite fatal.

To be honest, the Indian government fears and bans Chinese technology. This motive is understandable. In just five years, I have personally witnessed India’s rapid changes from being difficult to find “Made in China” to “Made in China” everywhere. .

But if China is shut out, will India automatically become stronger?

Back to the data: China’s exports to India in 2019 were 515.63 billion yuan, accounting for 14% of India’s total imports, but only 1.6% of China’s total exports. In other words, “de-sinicization” has a far greater impact on India than it has on China-India’s “de-sinicization” is a kind of “severe arm”, for China, it is just “scratching the skin.”