COVID-19 led to unprecedented decline in global life expectancy

COVID-19 led to unprecedented decline in global life expectancy

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced the world’s life expectancy by about 2 years, according to recent estimates published in Population and Development Review.“Since 1950, annual declines of that magnitude had only been observed on rare occasions, such as Cambodia in the 1970s, Rwanda in the 1990s, and possibly some sub-Saharan African nations at the peak of the AIDS pandemic,” wrote Patrick Heuveline, a professor of sociology and the associate director of the California Center for Population Research at UCLA.Life expectancy declined from 2019 to 2020 and again from 2020 to 2021Read More