Estimations of future life expectancy of New Zealanders have declined over the last few years. Each cohort is still expected to live longer than previous cohorts – people born in 2000 should live longer on average than people born in 1990, for example – but the expectations for everyone are not as optimistic as they were. What is behind this and what does it mean?
New Zealand had one of the lowest levels of excess mortality in the world in 2020 and 2021 because it held Covid-19 at bay until the population was well-vaccinated. What is happening now? Continue reading
In 2021, New Zealand again kept its death toll better than pre-pandemic times. Continue reading