Mortality Impacts of the Pandemic - Survivor Mortality
Bulletin 34 | Matthew Edwards
COVID-19 mortality is associated with risk factors such as obesity and diabetes that imply higher ‘normal’ (all-cause) mortality. In this Bulletin, we consider how this may lead overall mortality of the post-pandemic ‘survivor pool’ to be lighter than it was pre-pandemic. We conclude that the effect will be low other than in subgroups with a high proportion of COVID-19 deaths (which is what you would expect). This is the first of three bulletins looking at 'post-pandemic' mortality - next we look at mortality analyses post-pandemic, and then the impact on mortality improvements.