In Europe and the US, COVID-19 reduced life expectancy more than World War II

Oxford University scientists analyzed data on life expectancy in 29 countries

and found that compared to 2019, it decreased by more than six months in 22 countries. As a result, life expectancy fell in 27 out of 29 countries.

The fact that the results of the study showed a large impact of COVID-19 shows how devastating it was for many countries.

Ridhi Kashyapa, professor at the University of Oxford

Researchers also found that mostIn the countries studied, life expectancy fell more for men than for women. This is most noticeable among men living in the United States, their life expectancy has decreased by 2.2 years compared to 2019.

Decreases in life expectancy of more than a year were recorded in 11 countries for men and eight for women.

According to the authors, this situation happened because the number of deaths among people over 60 increased, and the overall death rate due to the pandemic also affected.

Since the start of the pandemic in the spring of 2020, more than 4.7 million people have died from coronavirus worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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