Over 20.5 million years has been lost due to COVID-19 is said in study by a group of researchers.
Scientists have reported that a total of 20.5 million years of life has been lost because of COVID-19 all over the world, an average of 16 years per human.
The loss of life is the difference between a person’s life expectancy and his age at death.
Over 20.5 million years has been lost due to COVID-19: Study
According to Statistical Reports, lifetime mortality due to the disease outbreak was between two and nine times higher than that of a mean year’s loss of life correlated with seasonal flu.
“Our results confirm that the mortality impact of COVID-19 is large, not only in terms of numbers of deaths but also in terms of years of life lost,” stated the authors, who regard the pandemic condition in early 2021 as an image of their report.
Research teams at the Center for Science in Health and Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, measured the premature effect of the death of COVID-19 by a consortium of scientists from many international research universities, including Hector Pifarre I Arolas and Guillem Lopez Casanova.
They did so by measuring the reduction of life years (YLL) as opposed to YLL for other prevalent conditions like flu or cardiovascular diseases, owing to COVID-19.
Data from 81 countries participating in the study analysed life expectancy data and estimated total COVID-19 deaths per nation.
Of the overall life years lost, 44.9% happened amongst people aged 55 to 75, 30.2% between people below 55 and 25% among people over 75 years of age, according to the report.
YLL was 44% higher in men than women in the nations for which reports of deaths by sex were available.
The data distribution in 35 of the countries surveyed lasts at least 9 months. This indicates in such situations that the pandemic will potentially have its maximum effect or at least the first phase by 2020.
The authors stated that “these results must be understood in the context of an ongoing, evolving pandemic; this study is a snapshot of the possible impacts of COVID-19 on years of life lost on January 6, 2021”.
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