The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in life expectancy in many industrial countries in 2020. In total, the issue is about the loss of almost 28 million years of life as DW reported citing the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
Experts from the Rostock Institute, along with colleagues from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, studied 37 countries and found a decline in 31 countries. The biggest drop in life expectancy fell in Russia (2.33 years for men and 2.14 years for women), the United States (2.27 years and 1.61 years, respectively) and Bulgaria (1.96 years and 1.37 years, respectively).
In Germany, life expectancy has also dropped, but by less than a year. At the same time, it grew up in New Zealand, Norway and Taiwan, but in Denmark, Iceland and South Korea, it has not changed. It may be the result of successful responses to the pandemic.
As we reported, for the second week in a row, Europe remains the only region in the world with an increasing incidence of Covid-19, according to the World Health Organization.