U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WW II

Posted by on July 21, 2021 12:01 am
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A fence alongside Greenwood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, N.Y., is covered with memorial art for people who died of COVID-19. Pandemic deaths caused the biggest drop in life expectancy in decades.

The CDC says COVID-19 was the largest factor, along with drug overdoses, homicides, diabetes and chronic liver disease. The decline was even greater for Hispanic men than other groups.

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