Covid-19 Cut Life Expectancy by Most Since World War II: Oxford Study

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to Reuters, lowered life expectancy by the highest since World War II, citing an Oxford University study. According to the analysis, life expectancy has declined in 22 nations by more than six months since 2019, and in 27 of the 29 countries surveyed, including the United States, Europe, and Chile, life expectancy has decreased.

According to worldometers.com, Covid-19 has killed 4,761,895 people over the world, with the United States leading the way with 706,317 deaths, followed by Brazil and India.

According to the data, men’s life expectancy has declined faster than women’s in the majority of countries. Men in the United States have lost the most years in life expectancy, losing 2.2 years in comparison to 2019, Reuters reports.

The fact that our findings suggest such a large impact that can be directly linked to Covid-19 demonstrates how severe a shock it was for many countries, said Dr. Ridhi Kashyap, co-lead author of the study, which was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Dr. Kashyap addressed a broader audience, including low- and middle-income countries.

The increase in mortality was most noticeable in the United States among people in their working years and those under the age of 60. According to the Oxford University study, deaths caused by Covid-19 contributed more significantly to the increase in mortality among people over 60.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, is looking to restart its inquiry into the origins of coronavirus disease. A team of twenty scientists will conduct the inquiry. Following a preliminary UN examination, it was revealed that the information offered by Chinese experts was insufficient to answer key issues about Covid-19 origin.

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