People under 75 therefore lose the most life when they die of Covid-19.
On a global average, only just under 25 percent of the years of life lost are those who were older than 75 years. People between the ages of 55 and 75 have lost around 45 percent of their years of life. The population under 55 years accounts for around 30 percent. This means that 75 percent of the years of life lost go to people who were younger than 75 years.
The results of the present study were only a snapshot during the pandemic, emphasized Myrskylä. You can both overestimate and underestimate the actual number of years of life lost. “Even so, our results confirm that the mortality impact of the pandemic is large, not just in terms of absolute deaths but also in terms of years of life lost,” he said. (epd)