US Life Expectancy Drops One Full Year Due to COVID-19

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  • Average life expectancy in the US has dropped by one full year, particularly among Black and Hispanic people
  • Overall US life expecatancy dropped to 77.8 years from 78.8 years estimated in 2019
  • Declines were greater for certain demographics; for instance, average life expectancy dropped by 2.7 years for Black people and 1.9 for Hispanic people
  • Life expectancy also varied between gender, with more declines for Black and Hispanic males
  • The new data highlight the heavy impact of the coronavirus pandemic on certain racial communities compared to others