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COVID-19 has caused the biggest dip in life expectancy since World War 2.

The Oxford study has found that life expectancy has declined due to COVID-19 pandemic to levels not seen since World War II.

The Oxford study has found that life expectancy has declined due to COVID-19 pandemic to levels not seen since World War II.The findings revealed that COVID-19 had caused the most significant decrease in life expectancy from 2019 to 2020 in 27 out of 29 countries since the Second World War. Data from 29 countries, mainly from Europe, the U.S. and Chile, showed a reduction in life expectancy at a scale that wiped out years of progress. The decline was more among the males with a drop of 2.2 years and 1.7 years respectively relative to 2019 levels.

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.

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