Covid-19 may have caused the loss of more than 20,5 million years of life worldwide
Barcelona, 19 February 2021
- Research with prominent participation by the Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES-UPF) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, has calculated the years of life lost (YLL) rate due to the pandemic in 81 countries.
- In the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers conclude that the YLL rate associated with covid-19 is between two to nine times higher than that attributable to seasonal flu, and that on average, for each death sixteen years are lost.
- Of the total years of life lost, 44.9% occurred in individuals between 55 and 75 years of age, 30.2% among people under 55, and 25% in the over 75s.