Posted on January 19, 2021 at 6:40 p.m.Updated 19 January 2021, 7:08 pm
The Kovid epidemic weighs on French demographics. The population census conducted by INSEE, submitted on Tuesday, testifies to this. The increase in deaths was the largest last year after the end of World War II. In 2020, 667,400 French people died, or more than 54,000 in 2019. This has been recorded by most people in their lifetime.
Mechanistically, this increase in deaths also has a serious impact on the French’s life expectancy. The birth rate of men fell six months to 79.2 years, returning to 2014 levels. For women, life expectancy is just under five months. At the age of 85.2. Here again, this decline in life expectancy is strongest since 1960. The decline is twice as strong as in 2015, the last year of the fall when the winter flu pandemic was particularly difficult.
Must also say “The baby-boom generation is aging and now reaching an age where we no longer die”, Underscores Sylvie Lee Minez of Demography at INSEE. Thus, on 1 January 2021, one in five people in France is 65 years of age or older. And the number of deaths has increased in recent years. Nearly 100,000 more people died in 2019 than in 2004. However, INSEE recognizes, “Growth beyond 2020 is beyond measure”.
Three times last year, the number of daily deaths in France exceeded the figure of 2,000. This was the case in March, April and November, when Kovid-19 infections were highest. The areas most affected by the epidemic were Ile-de-France, which saw an 18% increase in the number of deaths, followed by deaths in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps where there was a 14% increase, followed by the Grand Estates, Begarogne-French -Comme and Hauts-de-France. In five departments, growth exceeded 20%. This was the case in Seine-Saint-Denis, Haute-Savoie, Seine-et-Marne, Haute-Rhine, Savoie and Esonne.
Increase in death rate among people over 65
There is also evidence that Kovids are largely responsible for this surge in deaths, in the year 2020, the increase in mortality is only related to people 65 and older. Significant increases in deaths have not been reported in other age groups. For people between the ages of 25 and 79, deaths decreased by 1% last year compared to 2019, and for those under 25, they also fell by 4%. The development of two imprisonment and telecommunications has led to mobility impairment and hence road accidents.
Despite these impressive figures, France is not the European country that has suffered the most from the epidemic. “All-cause higher mortality rates are higher in Spain (70%), Italy (47%) during the first wave of epidemics in March and April 2020 than in 2016–2019. In the United Kingdom and Belgium (43%) of France. Compared (28%) “, Note l’Insee.
Similarly, during the second wave, extreme deaths from the beginning of October to the third week of November are higher in Belgium and Spain than in France. This is a poor consolation, but the populous countries United Kingdom and Italy have recorded more deaths of Kovid than France than France.
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