"We need to stay the course".
While we will never truly glimpse that sunnier reality, epidemiologists can statistically project just how much healthier the world might have been, were it not for the shadow of the coronavirus.
Till Thursday, India's total of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,57,72,440 after reporting 2,76,110 new cases in the last 24 hours while the daily deaths were recorded below 4,000 after four days, taking the toll to 2,87,122, according to the Union Health Ministry data update.
In most countries, the estimated number of excess deaths exceeded the number of reported deaths from covid-19.
They did not report any new deaths, leaving that total at 143.
Including 94,400 more deaths than expected in the United Kingdom alone.
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The provincial death toll from the disease is now 1,658 lives lost out of 140,596 confirmed cases to date.
Except for Norway, Denmark and New Zealand, all other countries examined had more deaths than expected in 2020, particularly in men.
But researchers have previously suggested that increased public health measures may have had a protective effect on the population, leading to significant drops in mortality from seasonal influenza and pneumonia, which in normal years cost many lives.
Today's numbers equate to 84 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 240 new cases in the Fraser Health region, seven in the Island Health region, 58 in the Interior Health region, and 31 in the Northern Health region.
As India continues its battle with the Coronavirus pandemic, the Union Health Ministry on Friday informed that according to a study, almost 50 percent of the people in the country do not wear masks.
As bleak as the findings are, the researchers say this kind of assessment helps us to understand the overall impact of the pandemic on human life - although it's worth remembering, we're halfway into 2021, and the event isn't over yet.