US life expectancy fell by more than a year during coronavirus pandemic, research suggests

Health June 25, 2021 Topic

From CNN | Health | by Lauren Mascarenhas, Deidre McPhillips and Jacqueline Howard, CNN

Two new studies reveal just how much of a toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on life expectancy in the United States, which lags behind other high-income nations.

In 2020, Covid-19 deaths were associated with a reduced US life expectancy by more than one year, according to research published Thursday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The researchers said the reduction in life expectancy is three times as large for Latino people and twice as large for Black people as it is for White people.

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