The Oxford study has found that life expectancy has declined due to COVID-19 pandemic to levels not seen since World War II.
The study also pointed that U.S. was hard hit as the number of deaths due to the pandemic was very high. The authors said that the effect of pandemic on life expectancy in less developed countries might be more severe. Further, the percentage may decline due to the pandemic's long-term health, social, and economic impacts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.