U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020 — and the drop was some three years for Black and Hispanic Americans, CDC data published Wednesday shows.
Why it matters: The overall life fall to 77.3 years marks the biggest drop since World War II to 77.3 years is driven by the COVID-19, per the CDC. The data also underscores the racial disparities of the pandemic.
Read the CDC provisional report, via DocumentCloud:
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