Coronavirus shortens human life by 20 million years, research

A global team of epidemiologists has estimated that the global corona epidemic, which has been raging for the past one year, has reduced the total number of human lives by 25 million (20.5 million) years, using data from 81 countries.

It should be noted that the “wasted years of life” (YLL) is a medical scale in which the age of a person at the time of death is compared with the average human age in this country.

If the age of the deceased is less than this average, it is said that he died “prematurely” while this difference is termed as “wasted years of life”.
The study used the same scale, which found that the loss of human life due to Covid 19 would have been on average 2 to 9 times more than seasonal flu, and 50% more than heart disease.

Covid 19 reduced the lives of 45% of people aged 55 to 75, 30% of people under the age of 55, and 25% of the elderly over the age of 75.

In countries where data on the number of deaths from corona virus (male or female) were available, it was also found that men had 44% more lost years of life than women.

The study looked at data from people infected with the corona virus from the end of 2019 to January 6, 2021, obtained from 81 countries.

However, experts warn that their estimates may be inaccurate because it is very difficult to accurately calculate the number of deaths from a particular pandemic in the days leading up to it.

This means that the number of years of human life lost due to corona can actually be less than 25 million (20.5 million) or even more.

The study, published in the latest issue of the online research journal Scientific Reports, was co-authored by experts from the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, Spain, and the United States

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