COVID-19 ‘eliminating’ recent gains in US life expectancy

The COVID-19 pandemic may wipe out life expectancy gains that took more than a dozen years for the United States to achieve, according to researchers.The CDC estimates that, as of Jan. 20, 2021, more than 400,300 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19.“An important but as of yet unanswered question concerns the impact of this exceptional number of deaths on life expectancy for the entire nation as well as the consequences for marginalized groups,” Theresa Andrasfay, PhD, MA, a postdoctoral fellow at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern CaliforniaRead More

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