Pandemic Erodes US Life Expectancy

COVID-19 in the US—which has caused nearly 400,000 deaths so far—is projected to shave 1.13 years off of Americans’ life expectancy, according to a USC/Princeton study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The finding marks the largest single-year decline in at least 40 years and the lowest life expectancy since 2003, at 77.48 years.
The decline is even steeper for Black and Latino communities; their life expectancy shortened 2.1 years and 3.05 years, respectively.

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