According to an annual life expectancy study, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drastic decline in the average numbers of many countries. According to the statements of the researchers, such a decline was last seen in the 1930s, when World War II took place.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has been the longest-lasting and most acute cause of concern for people in the 21st century. Because the pandemic, which is months away from turning 2 years old, still continues to die in many regions. This constant worry also negatively affects people’s expectations from life.
Average life expectancy has dropped drastically with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study. So much so that the decline brought by the epidemic, It was pretty close to the decline brought on by World War II.
Such a decline was last seen in the 1930s.
from different regions 29 countries participated In the study, thousands of people who were divided into classes such as men and women were asked how long they expected to live. The numbers that were the answer to this question were increasing little by little every year until the COVID-19 pandemic. The reason for this was, of course, the positive developments in medical technologies every year. However, the epidemic that broke out suddenly in Wuhan and spread all over the world within months caused this expectation to decline greatly.
As a co-author on the research team, Dr. Jose Manuel Aburto “The last time such large reductions in life expectancy for Western European countries such as Spain, England, Italy, Belgium were It was during World War II” stressed the seriousness of the decline.
The biggest declines in life expectancy, according to findings published in the International Journal of Epidemiology with 2.2 years It happened in US men. The second largest decline was for Lithuanian men, down 1.7 years.
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Dr. Aburto explained how the average progress in people’s life expectancy is spent in about 1 year with the following words: “Women in eight countries and men in 11 countries suffered losses for more than a year. It took an average of 5.6 years for these countries to achieve a one-year increase in life expectancy recently. During 2020, this progress was completely wiped out by COVID-19.”