Coronavirus effect on life expectancy calculated


MOSCOW, April 24 – RIA News. Scientists from the Scottish National Health Service and the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh have found that coronavirus reduces average human life by about ten years. The study is published on the resource Wellcome open research.
Experts compared the data on patients with COVID-19 in Italy with a scale developed by the World Health Organization, which is used to calculate how many years of life people lose due to illness.
Researchers found that men dying from COVID-19 lost an average of 13 years of life, in women life expectancy was reduced by 11 years.

“While the media focused on the effect of coronavirus on“ people with concomitant diseases, ”adjustments for the number and type of diseases that are long-term in nature only marginally reduce the loss of life expectancy as a result of death from a virus,” wrote one authors of the study, researcher at the University of Glasgow, David McAllister.

The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 with a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 2.47 million cases of infection have been recorded in the world, over 169 thousand people have died.


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