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Corona is causing the largest decline in life expectancy in Britain since World War II



A report by the British Health Authority revealed that the Coronavirus pandemic caused the largest decrease in life expectancy in Britain since World War II, as the average life span of males decreased by 16 months and by about a year for females, as the average life expectancy of men decreased dramatically. Large to 78.7 years compared to 2019, and the number for women was 82.7, about 11 months less than those born a year ago, and according to a report by the British newspaper "Daily Mail", it is the largest decrease since 1939-40, as experts blamed the increase in virus deaths.


The report emphasized that the average life expectancy of males in the less deprived regions decreased for one year from 83.6 to 82.6, and the average life expectancy of females in the less deprived regions decreased for one year from 86.8 to 85.8, but 1.6 years in the most deprived regions, from 78.9 to 77.3. .


This decline is unprecedented in the modern era, and represents the largest drop in life expectancy since World War II, said Dr Vina Raleigh from the King's Fund Research Center, and it is even more alarming that improvements in life expectancy have already slowed down significantly. Significant in the decade prior to the pandemic.


The Public Health Authority in England said that the numbers reflect the current death rates and not the number of years that a child born last year is expected to live because death rates will change in the future, and the virus caused more deaths last year than any other infectious disease since 1918, the year of the Spanish influenza pandemic.

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