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The world has lost 20.5 million years of life because of premature COVID-19 deaths, a new study found

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Globally, the average person is expected to live until age 73. But the pandemic has cut more than 1 million lives short, according to a new study .
The researchers compared the ages of people when they died of COVID-19 to their average life expectancy. When a person died prematurely, the discrepancy between the two was considered years of life lost to the pandemic.
The findings, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, show that more than 20.5 million years of life in total may have been lost globally due to COVID-19. On average, each person who died of...
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