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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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