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Londoners hit by ‘staggering’ drop in life expectancy due to Covid-19

The Siasat | 22/03/2021 08:30 AM | Click to read full article

Life expectancy among Londoners has fallen sharply as a result of Covid-19, with men living on average 2.5 years less and women 1.6 years less, making the drop worse than any since the Second World War.

Analysis by the King’s Fund health think-tank saw the biggest falls in life expectancy in London, from 81.3 to 78.8 for men and 85 to 83.4 for women.