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Scientists have calculated how shortens life coronavirus
Scottish scientists described how coronavirus disease affects life expectancy. So, according to the results of research by specialists of the Scottish National Health Service and the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, COVID-19 on average reduces human life by ten years. Moreover, there are gender differences.
He writes about it RIA News with reference to Wellcome Open Research. It was established that men dying from coronavirus lost an average of 13 years of life, women lived less than 11 years.
Scientists took as a basis the World Health Organization scale, which is used to calculate how many years of life people lose due to illness, and compared with it the data of patients with COVID-19 in Italy.
According to one of the authors of the study, David McAllister, more often attention is focused on the effect of coronavirus on people with concomitant diseases, and adjustments for the number and type of long-term diseases only slightly reduce the loss of life expectancy due to death from the virus.
In January, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized an outbreak of coronavirus in China emergency international significance.