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On Covid-19 and India, Washington Post fails test of fair and objective reporting
On Covid-19 and India, Washington Post fails test of fair and objective reporting

An article in the publication ignores crucial information that is readily available in the public domain

BBC story on community transmission in India deviates from truth and fudges info on virus spread
BBC story on community transmission in India deviates from truth and fudges info on virus spread

Indian officials say they will not hide facts from the public when the country reaches the community transmission stage.

Criticism by The Economist of India’s handling of Covid-19 is wrong on multiple counts
Criticism by The Economist of India’s handling of Covid-19 is wrong on multiple counts

The article cites instances without going into requisite detail and ends up being a misleading narrative

Washington Post article on India’s coronavirus response fails to convey real picture
Washington Post article on India’s coronavirus response fails to convey real picture

It misses out on crucial information and ends up with a narrative that is neither factual nor convincing

Coronavirus by numbers: India is not doing badly at all
Coronavirus by numbers: India is not doing badly at all

A close look at global data gives a clear picture of where the country stands as the pandemic shows no signs of easing

Time magazine write up confirms its prejudiced mindset against India
Time magazine write up confirms its prejudiced mindset against India

Here is a point-by-point rebuttal of all the baseless and incorrect charges the magazine has leveled against the country

No evidence of Covid-19 community transmission in India yet
No evidence of Covid-19 community transmission in India yet

Some media reports are painting a misleading picture of the situation as India deals with the coronavirus epidemic

When opportunist academia and agenda driven media combine: Fact check on NDTV news on so-called #COVID19 study
When opportunist academia and agenda driven media combine: Fact check on NDTV news on so-called #COVID19 study

By running a fake story claiming to be one backed by US-based John Hopkins University, NDTV has put a question mark on its credibility

FAKE ALERT: Media reports claim 40 crore Indians will contract coronavirus, falsely attribute it to John Hopkins university
FAKE ALERT: Media reports claim 40 crore Indians will contract coronavirus, falsely attribute it to John Hopkins university

Several media houses (Not Times of India) in India carried news reports that claimed that India is set to witness a huge spike in coronavirus cases, with as many as 40 crore Indians contracting the virus eventually.

Covid-19: Looking at numbers to evaluate India’s testing strategy
Covid-19: Looking at numbers to evaluate India’s testing strategy

A decision on when to test, who to test, and how much to test, is a technical one that is taken by health experts

Tsunami of coronavirus claim by Ramanan Laxminarayan may not be based on facts
Tsunami of coronavirus claim by Ramanan Laxminarayan may not be based on facts

A projection of 300 million coronavirus cases in India by Washington-based Laxminarayan appears to be far- fetched

Stories from 1st Jan 2020 to 22nd March 2020

Indian Media

Covid-19 vaccine: Russia ties up with Indian pharma major for large-scale trials
Covid-19 vaccine: Russia ties up with Indian pharma major for large-scale trials

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is in talks with Indian company for large scale human trials of SputnikV vaccine

Coronavirus tests in Delhi highest in the world, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
Coronavirus tests in Delhi highest in the world, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Approximately 60,000 were being conducted daily in Delhi for Covid-19 detection, according to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Hyderabad has the capacity to produce a third of the world’s COVID-19 vaccine supply
Hyderabad has the capacity to produce a third of the world’s COVID-19 vaccine supply

All Hyderabad vaccine companies are robust in manufacturing technology and have the capacity to manufacture millions of doses

Foreign Media

Three COVID-19 vaccines at clinical trial stage, two have completed phase 1 trial in India: ICMR DG
Three COVID-19 vaccines at clinical trial stage, two have completed phase 1 trial in India: ICMR DG

Serum Institute of India (SII) has completed phase II-B3 trials and will start phase-III trial after clearances

India stands better chances of being major supplier of COVID-19 vaccine in world
India stands better chances of being major supplier of COVID-19 vaccine in world

Past track record of its drug manufacturing firms puts India above China in the supply of Covid-19 vaccine to the world