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Average life expectancy around the world reduced by almost 2 years: WHO

Manjit Sing

Even though the corona pandemic is over, its effects are not over yet.

Even though the corona pandemic is over, its effects are not over yet. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global health security body of the United Nations has reduced the average life expectancy around the world by at least 18 months due to this epidemic, which lasted from 2019 to 2021.

The WHO released its annual report on global health statistics on Friday. It is said there, due to a decrease of 18 months, the average life expectancy of people in the world is 71 years and 4 months. Along with the decrease in average life expectancy, the average age of being physically fit has also decreased by one year and 5 months. According to WHO data, the average age of being physically fit around the world has now dropped to 61 years and 9 months.

The world went through this decline again in 2012. That year, the average life expectancy around the world was 71 years 4 months and the average healthy life expectancy was 61 years 9 months.

Last January, a related article was published in the world famous medical journal Lancet. It was said there that the average life expectancy around the world has decreased by 1 year and 6 months due to the Corona epidemic.

According to experts, the profound impact of the corona pandemic on the average life expectancy of people has not happened with any other disease in the last 50 years.

In a statement on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “These data on the decline in life expectancy tell us that our Member States should soon come to an agreement on pandemic safety.” An agreement that will strengthen global health security, ensure long-term investment in the health sector and ensure equity among member states in access to health care.’

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