With the pandemic, the life expectancy of Italians collapses. And the Italian city collapses in particular in Bergamo, which in 2020 records the lowest life expectancy with an average age of 79.6 years and a drop of 4.8 years compared to 2019. This is what emerges from the analysis of Coldiretti on the basis of Istat data indicators of fair and sustainable well-being (Bes) for the 107 Italian provinces and metropolitan cities. A negative record determined by Covid.
Unfortunately, this is actually only the tip of the iceberg of the profound changes caused by the pandemic on society in Italy where for the first time in recent history – underlines Coldiretti – the trend has been reversed with a drop in life expectancy. 82 years old (79.7 years for men and 84.4 for women) with an average contraction of 1.2 years.
To worsen – continues Coldiretti – after a few years of decrease, is the percentage of young people who do not work and do not study (Neet) that rises again, reaching 23.3% on average in Italy in 2020 (+ 1.1% compared to 2019) but the health emergency following the Covid-19 pandemic had significant repercussions on the labor market, with the employment rate of the population aged between 20 and 64 on average in Italy dropped to 62.6% (it was 63.5% in 2019).
“We are facing a dramatic emergency that involves everyone and for this reason the world of work and business must responsibly accept the invitation of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella to support vaccinations as a duty to protect the weakest”, affirms the president of Coldiretti Ettore Prandini.“Like Coldiretti, we are committed to promoting vaccinations in farms, cellars, reception centers and small villages thanks to the widespread presence of Coldiretti in the territory with 168 vaccination points already in possession of all the requirements”.