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Title    U.S. Life Expectancy Fell by 1.5 Years in 2020, the Biggest Drop Since WW II
Date    Wednesday July 21, @03:49PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
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https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/07/21/0930220

upstart writes:

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

Life expectancy in the United States declined by a year and a half in 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says the coronavirus is largely to blame.

COVID-19 contributed to 74% of the decline in life expectancy from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

It was the largest one-year decline since World War II, when life expectancy dropped by 2.9 years between 1942 and 1943. Hispanic and Black communities saw the biggest declines.

[...] "The range of factors that play into this include income inequality, the social safety net, as well as racial inequality and access to health care," Curtis said.


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  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WW II" - https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/07/21/1018590263/u-s-life-expectancy-fell-1-5-years-2020-biggest-drop-since-ww-ii-covid
  3. " decline in life expectancy from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020" - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/vsrr015-508.pdf
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=50075

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