Heard a story on NPR this morning about a study that concluded that COVID has reduced life expectancy in the US by 1.13 years, the lowest it's been since 2003.Pandemic Shortens U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Concludeshttps://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... -concludes
The reduction in life expectancy is estimated to be even greater among racial and ethnic minorities. Life expectancy is estimated to fall by 2.10 years among Blacks and 3.05 years among Latinos. The decline would be 0.68 years among whites.
Since the study only focused on (first world) US, it's impossible to say for sure the conclusions would apply to Peru in a similar magnitude, but it's not a stretch to think that the negative effects could be equal, if not worse, in third world countries with less capable health care systems.
"The generally good health of Latinos prior to the pandemic, which should have protected them from COVID-19, has laid bare the risks associated with social and economic disadvantage," said Goldman, who helped conduct the study.
Plenty of stories out there about people who no longer have COVID, but are still dealing with the health issues. Even when the virus is erradicated, the world's population will be dealing with this for a long time. Looks like a lot of people are going to have long term health issues that may stick with them for the rest of their lives.