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Brazilians lost almost 2 years of life expectancy in pandemic, and 2021 should be worse, says Harvard demographer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians' life expectancy has returned to the 2013 level. The drop interrupts a cycle of growth in life expectancy in the country, which started from an average of 45.5 years in 1945 to reach the estimated 76.7 years in 2020, an average gain of five months per calendar year.

The assessment of the impact of covid-19 on population survival was conducted by a team of researchers led by demographer Marcia Castro, a professor at Harvard University's School of Public Health. Life expectancy, that is, the estimate of how many years a given . . .

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