The Covid-19 case count in India is, so far, low. Or, rather, Indians are not getting infected in the numbers one would expect! The country’s population count is just shy of 1.4 billion.
The number of Indians presumed to be infected with COVID-19 is a mere 26,283. Total deaths stand at 825.
Perhaps the disease has “yet to hit India in a widespread way.” Perhaps it arrived in India late and has yet to climb its deadly curve.
If Indian coronavirus fortunes persist, we might look into their eating habits.
A large number of them don’t eat cows, they worship them. And they absolutely love their anti-inflammatory Curcumin, Tumeric, Curry and Cumin spices.
India has more vegetarians than the rest of the world put together. In 2007, UN FAO statistics indicated that Indians had the lowest rate of meat consumption in the world. India, the world’s second most populous country, has over 500 million vegetarians.
UPDATE (4/27/020): “India coronavirus: The ‘mystery’ of low Covid-19 death rates.”