Kathmandu, Sept. 4 -- Seven noted public health experts have described an Oxford University study three months ago that projected 50,000 Covid-19 deaths in Nepal by October as dangerously alarmist, and which could have led to flawed policy decisions.

The study was commissioned by the British aid agency DFID and predicted a peak of the pandemic in Nepal from June to September with an astounding 846,000 new cases a day in the worst-case scenario.

TitledModeling of COVID-19 Strategies in Nepal,the report was recently made public by UKaid, Oxford Policy Management and University of Oxford, and spread alarm when it was carried by the media.

'Nepal is fighting against Covid-19 pandemic within its capacity, and so far it is doing well compare...