October 23, 2021

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The pandemic has reduced life expectancy in Western countries to its lowest level since World War II

The pandemic has reduced life expectancy in Western countries to its lowest level since World War II

Data was collected from 29 countries – Most of them are Europeans, But also from the United States and Chile. It was based on official death records for the previous year. Life expectancy has decreased in 27 countries. Scientists note the largest decline in the United States, where the indicators in 2020 decreased by 2.2 years compared to 2019. Lithuania followed immediately after the United States (1.7).

One of the authors, Dr. José Manuel Oporto, noted that in countries such as Spain, Italy, Belgium, Wales and England, the last sharp decline in life expectancy was recorded during World War II.

Disturbing report results

The results were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Life expectancy has fallen by more than a year for women in eight countries and for men in eleven countries. It should be borne in mind that so far we have dealt with an increase in life expectancy of about every 5 years in each of these countries – he explained.

A greater decrease was observed among men. The dips in the indices have been officially identified Recorded deaths due to COVID-19.

The second author of the study, Dr. Radhi Kashyap, explained that scientists were aware that the numbers may be insufficient for reality due to reasons such as poorly conducted tests for the presence of the Corona virus. “The fact that the results show such a significant impact of the epidemic shows how devastating it has been for many countries,” he stressed.

‘The fear of COVID has stopped working’

People see that the patient is no longer a patient and has become a client. COVID accelerated everything – says the professor. Włodzimierz Piątkowski. The sociologist calls for discussion of vaccination on an equal footing.

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– Over the past year, simple strategies doctors have used, for example Intimidation, blackmail and appearance in the media Satisfied and seriously ill people were vaccinated under respirators, and all these persuasive methods have been largely exhausted. They can stimulate vaccination by about 50-60 percent. Population. It is not enough to have herd immunity i.e. around 80%. – told the PAP, Head of the Department of Social Health Problems at UMCS and Academic Instructor at the Medical University of Lublin, Prof. Włodzimierz Piątkowski.

Social engineering methods used in political and economic marketing have been known for years. They are at hand. During classes with students, we often analyzed examples of successful advertising campaigns. Large companies hire specialized companies for this. The government could hire specialists to set up a campaign targeting these millions of unconvinced people. It is not done. Do not know why – said Piątkowski.

Another sociologist’s hypothesis is to have a discussion about COVIDU and vaccination. “We need a serious discussion of the pro- and anti-vaccination advocates, on an equal footing and without prejudice,” he said. He noted that on both sides of the dispute there are people with academic titles who should be given the floor “without censorship, on the basis of an open study, to allow both sides to express their opinion.”

There are various kinds of myths, stereotypes, and simplifications that can be illustrated in such a discussion. People are able to draw logical conclusions. Not all of them, but most of them – believes Piątkowski.

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