COVID-19 average age of death exceeds average life expectancy
I've been comparing the average age of death for various pandemics in history. Here are some that I have been able to track down:
|H3N2 (1968)||< 65|
|H2N2 (1957)||< 65|
|Spanish Flu (1918)||28|
|Seasonal influenza (source needed)||> 65 ??|
**click on pandemic name for sources**
What I find most interesting is the drastic difference in age of death for the 1918 Spanish Flu (28 years) and COVID-19 (80 years). Also notable is that the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years, over a year lower than that of COVID-19.
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