Scientists warn of a decrease in life expectancy of about 9 years due to covid-19

A new study warned that covid-19 could cause a decrease in life expectancy worldwide by up to nine years .

The global analysis of life expectancy shows that the epidemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions, including Europe and North America.

Scientists say that unless the spread of the disease is contained, it is likely that covid-19 will lead to a decrease in life expectancy in severely affected areas.

Their study, published in the Journal Plos One analyzed the effect of Covid-related deaths on the life expectancy of four large global regions across multiple infection rates and age groups.