In countries where hygiene levels are poor due to dirt and low quality water, the risk of death from Covid-19 is also less than in clean countries. The Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has claimed this in a report. US President Donald Trump once made objectionable remarks by linking India with dirt. If that statement of Trump is seen in the context of this recent report, then India can fight against Covid-19 more strongly.
According to this CSIR report, ‘Low and low-middle income countries have a high burden of diseases caused by high parasite and bacteria. That is why the experience of diseases spreading among people becomes a part of their immune training. This practice is called Immune Hypothesis.
Experts say that improved hygiene and decreasing levels of infection in developed countries cause autoimmune disorder and allergic problems. Autoimmune disorder is a major cause of deaths from Covid-19, as the body produces its own hyperactive immune infection killing cytokine.
The problem of autoimmune disorder has been seen more in countries with high GDP. This could be a major reason for the rise in mortality in these countries. Whereas the opposite results have been seen in India. The states or cities of India whose history has been associated with an infection, there have been fewer deaths than Covid-19.
He further said, ‘We have also checked the level of sanitization. There is Hygiene Hypothesis in India. That is, if your body has a habit of fighting the pathogenic virus since childhood, then you will be able to deal well with this disease. Less hygiene means more infection risk and your immune system is a better trend to fight it. If the immunity is not able to fight it, then the attack of the virus will take the person in critical condition.