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New study: Life expectancy changes since COVID-19

New research from the Centre finds that life expectancy in 2021 remained lower than expected across 29 countries in Europe, as well as Chile and the US, had pre-pandemic trends continued.


Four researchers from the Centre worked on the study which was published yesterday in Nature Human Behaviour: José Manuel Aburto, Jennifer Beam Dowd, Ridhi Kashyap, and Luyin Zhang.


In the Research Spotlight video below, co-author of the study Professor Ridhi Kashyap, explores the significance of this research and the importance of countries having effective public health responses.



Read the full paper here and news story here

The study was conducted in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and other international partners.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on life expectancy in different countries studied.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on life expectancy in different countries studied.

This new study revealed clear geographical divides in Europe, with most of the West experiencing life expectancy ‘’bounce backs’’ whilst the East (and the US) witnessed worsening or compounded losses.


There also appeared to be a vaccination effect which followed the same East-West divide in Europe. Countries with higher proportions of fully vaccinated people experienced smaller life expectancy deficits.


Find out more in this BBC News article and The Conversation piece.
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