Covid disruption led to nearly a quarter of a million infant deaths in South Asia, UN estimates 


Thanks goes out Bill & Melinda and all you useless SOBs who believed them and their gang ….  well done dunder heads !

An analysis of the impact of closed clinics and suspended health programmes suggested there had been large numbers of extra deaths soon after birth or from malnutrition and childhood diseases. Modelling from the UN’s children’s body, Unicef, estimated that there had been 229,000 more deaths among under fives than in 2019. Three-out-of-five of those deaths were thought to be among newborns. The research in Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, also estimated an extra 89,000 stillbirths over the year. The report called Direct and Indirect Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic and Response in South Asia, looked at the effect of government lockdown strategies on healthcare, social services, education and the economy. Researchers also found a heavy toll on women and girls, with deaths from childbirth and unwanted pregnancies also rising. As the region locked down a year ago to avoid spreading the new coronavirus, basic nutrition and preventative health schemes credited with saving lives were suddenly put on hold.

Source: Covid disruption led to nearly a quarter of a million infant deaths in South Asia, UN estimates — Society’s Child — Sott.net

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