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Javadi-Pashaki N, Ghazanfari M J, Miri S, Karkhah S. Decreased Life Expectancy among Older People during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Public Health Issue. Jorjani Biomed J. 2021; 9 (4) :62-64
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1- Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran/Department of Nursing, Cardiovascular Diseases Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2- Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3- Department of Corrective Exercise and Sport Injury, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran
4- Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran/ Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran/ Burn and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , samad.karkhah@gums.ac.ir
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Decreased life expectancy is considered as a key indicator of human development. Obviously, the increase in mortality, especially in vulnerable groups such as older people, leads to a major disruption in the human development of countries. On the other hand, the destructive social and economic effects of COVID-19 on human life further reduce their life expectancy. Therefore, it is suggested that policymakers and health managers make appropriate decisions such as timely vaccination of older people, future treatment measures, and appropriate behavioral changes to control the disease and improve life expectancy among older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Type of Article: Letter to Editor | Subject: General medicine
Received: 2021/10/10 | Accepted: 2021/12/11 | Published: 2021/12/28

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