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Average life expectancy of people falls by 1.6 years due to Covid

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Paris (France): Covid-19 caused the average life expectancy of people worldwide to fall by 1.6 years during the first two years of the pandemic, a more dramatic decline than previously thought, a major study said Tuesday.
This marked a sharp reversal during a decades-long rise in global life expectancy, according to hundreds of researchers sifting through data for the US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
‘For adults worldwide, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a more profound impact than any event seen in half a century, including conflicts and natural disasters,’ said Austin Schumacher, an IHME researcher and lead author of the study published in The Lancet journal, reports AFP.
During 2020-2021, life expectancy declined in 84 per cent of the 204 countries and territories analysed, ‘demonstrating the devastating potential impacts’ of new viruses, he said in a statement. The rate of death for people over 15 rose by 22 per cent for men and 17 per cent for women during this time, the researchers estimated.
Mexico City, Peru and Bolivia were some of the places were He instructed the officials for timely implementation of the priority programmes to fulfill the ministry’s commitment to the country’s people. Environment Secretary Dr Farhina Ahmed, Additional Secretary (Administration) of the ministry Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary (Environment) Dr Fahmida Khanom, Director General of the Department of Environment (DoE) Dr Abdul Hamid and Chief Conservator of Forests Md Amir Hosain Chowdhury were, among others, present at the meeting.

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