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Analysis estimates more than 10 years of life are lost for each UK Covid death on average

Analysis estimates more than 10 years of life are lost for each UK Covid death on average

More evidence against "they were going to die soon anyway" line.
The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for increasing deaths globally.

Most estimates have focused on numbers of deaths, with little direct quantification of years of life lost (YLL) through COVID-19.

As most people dying with COVID-19 are older with underlying long-term conditions (LTCs), some have speculated that YLL are low.

We aim to estimate YLL attributable to COVID-19, before and after adjustment for number/type of LTCs.


Full paper: https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/5-75
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