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COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy at birth in India by two years: Study

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The International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) released the findings of a new joint study on Thursday (October 21, 2021). The new study revealed that the in 2020 life expectancy at birth in India was reduced by two years due to COVID-19. As per the authors of the student, the reduction was due to the excess deaths caused by COVID-19 in the 35-79 age group.