Covid-19: Life Expectancy Back To 2012 Level After Pandemic, Says WHO | Know About It

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Progress in global health is fragile: WHO chief

“..We must remember how fragile progress can be. In just two years, the COVID-19 pandemic erased a decade of gains in life expectancy. That's why the new Pandemic Agreement is so important: not only to strengthen global health security, but to protect long-term investments in health and promote equity within and between countries", said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

Covid -19 death toll

According to Lancet researchers, Covid-19 caused 15.9 million excess deaths during 2020-2021, either from the virus or pandemic-related disruption to health systems.