CDC: US life expectancy drops 1 year during pandemic

In the first half of 2020, life expectancy for the total U.S. population dropped an entire year, bringing it to 77.8 years, according to the CDC.Black Americans experienced the most significant drop in life expectancy during that time, from 74.7 years to 72 years, followed by the Hispanic population, which saw a decrease from 81.8 years to 79.9 years. Life expectancy dropped by less than a year for the non-Hispanic white population — from 78.8 years to 78 years.Elizabeth Arias, PhD, a member of the statistical analysis and research team at the CDC’s National Center for HealthRead More

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