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The average person who dies from COVID-19 would have lived another 16 years, new research has found.
Researchers looked at data on 1.28 million confirmed deaths linked to the SARS-CoV‑2 virus, which has killed about twice that many in the past year.
Comparing it to life expectancy data across the 81 countries where the deaths took place, they calculated around 20.5 million years of life had been wiped out — between two and nine times more years than were lost to seasonal influenza in that same time.
Three-quarters of …