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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:27 AM

Driven by covid deaths, U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020

Source: Washington Post

Life expectancy in the United States dropped by a year and a half in 2020 — a continuation of a worrisome decline that was observed in the first half of last year as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the country, according to federal data released Wednesday.

The decline, which is the largest seen in a single year since World War II, reflects the pandemic’s sustained toll on Americans, particularly the disproportionate impact of covid-19 on communities of color. Black Americans lost 2.9 years of life expectancy while Latinos, who have longer life expectancy than non-Hispanic Blacks or Whites, saw a drop of three years. There was a decrease of 1.2 years among White people.

“It’s horrific,” said Anne Case, a professor emeritus of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. “It’s not entirely unexpected given what we have already seen about mortality rates as the year went on, but that still doesn’t stop it from being just horrific, especially for non-Hispanic Blacks and for Hispanics.”

The provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that life expectancy at birth — a generally reliable measure of the nation’s health — for the total population declined from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020. Almost three-fourths of that decline is attributed to deaths from covid-19, according to the report. The report did not include data for Asian Americans or other racial groups.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/21/life-expectancy-covid/

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Zorro Jul 21 OP
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multigraincracker Jul 21 #2
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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:26 AM

1. The only accomplishment of TFG

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:29 AM

2. I'd like to see the drop by state.

Compare Vermont with Arkansas.

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:40 AM

3. I'd like to see the estimated effects of years of TLG's stochastic terrorism

along with the same for the increases in racist terror over the last 12 years. And maybe a comparative analysis of the effects of Faux Newts and their legion of counter-factual clones.

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:00 AM

4. 1918 flu pandemic similar happened.

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:26 AM

5. wow!

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:43 PM

6. I'm curious about electoral impacts

considering how personal attitudes and behaviors have become so politically polarized during this pandemic. We may see conservatives disproportionately impacted, especially after vaccines became available.

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