“Some believe that those who die from the new corona would die anyway this year. That’s just not the case, “Andrew Briggs, a professor of health economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, told the paper.
People who die from COVID-19 disease are estimated to live on average for at least another decade, according to two studies by Wall Street Journal.
“Some believe that those who die from the new corona would die anyway this year. That’s just not the case, “said Andrew Briggs, a professor of health economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and in charge of one of the two studies.
The two academic studies examined mortality data in countries severely affected by the pandemic, comparing the ages of Covid-19 victims with life expectancy data.
The studies, using different techniques, took into account the differences in life expectancy associated with common diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia, so that the data reflect the different health status of those who died.
The findings of the research
A study by Scottish researchers published in the Wellcome Trust, a London-based research fund, found that the average life expectancy of Covid-19 in healthy adults is 14 for men and 12 for women.
In people with underlying diseases, Covid-19 takes an average of more than a decade to live. Even in the most severe cases, the virus takes one to six years, depending on age.
At the same time, a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that in the United States Covid-19 kills its victims on average almost 14 years earlier and in Britain by almost 11 years earlier. This age difference is due to the fact that in the United States so far people infected with Covid19 are on average younger than those in Britain.