Mortality Risks and Life Expectancy Losses from COVID-19 Infections by Age for the United States
23 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2021 Last revised: 24 Feb 2021
Date Written: February 22, 2021
We look at COVID-19 mortality and expected life expectancy risks by age prior to the development of pharmaceutical treatments for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A COVID-19 infection more than doubled the annual mortality risks for Americans over sixty. Americans aged sixty or older stand to lose 153 to 222 days of life expectancy from contracting COVID-19 without the benefits of pharmaceutical treatments or vaccines.
Note: Funding: I received no funding for the study.
Declaration of Interests: I have no conflicts of interest with regard to "Mortality Risks and Life Expectancy Losses from COVID-19 Infections by Age for the United States."
Keywords: actuarial tables, mortality, death rates, CFR, COVID-19, IFR, SARS-CoV-2
JEL Classification: G22, I1, I18, J31, J65, K32
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