Life Expectancy For US Men Drops 2.2 Years Due To Covid
That's the most of anywhere in the study, which shows the impact of the pandemic on the U.S., most of Europe and Chile. Life expectancy for U.S. women dipped 1.65 years. The declines were bigger for men than women in most of the 29 countries analyzed.
Covid Has Wiped Out Years Of Progress On Life Expectancy, Finds Study
The Covid pandemic has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy in western Europe since the second world war, according to a study. Data from most of the 29 countries – spanning most of Europe, the US and Chile – that were analysed by scientists recorded reductions in life expectancy last year and at a scale that wiped out years of progress. The biggest declines in life expectancy were among males in the US, with a decline of 2.2 years relative to 2019 levels, followed by Lithuanian males (1.7 years). (Quinn, 9/26)
COVID-19 Pandemic Cut Life Expectancy By Most Since World War Two
The COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy in 2020 by the largest amount since World War Two, according to a study published on Monday by Oxford University, with the life expectancy of American men dropping by more than two years. Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 of the 29 countries analysed in the study, which spanned Europe, the United States and Chile. There were reductions in life expectancy in 27 of the 29 countries overall. (Jack, 9/26)
Covid Cuts Two Years Off The Life Expectancy Of U.S. Men
American men lost 2.2 years of life expectancy last year because of Covid-19, the biggest decline among 29 nations in a study of the pandemic’s impact on longevity. Deaths among working-age men contributed the most to declining lifespans in the U.S., according to research led by demographers at the U.K.’s University of Oxford. Only Denmark and Norway, who have excelled at controlling their outbreaks, avoided drops in life expectancy across both sexes, the study published Sunday in the International Journal of Epidemiology found. (Gale, 9/27)