April 8, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • A new study found that life expectancy in the U.S. took another hit in 2021, furthering a dramatic decline from 2020 that was the largest since World War II. The study, which has not been peer-reviewed, found that after falling nearly 1.9 years in 2020, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased another 0.4 years in 2021. In the decade before the COVID-19 pandemic, life expectancy in the U.S. changed by an average of less than 0.1 years annually, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Articles here and here)