August 23, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that life expectancy in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. declined from 2019 to 2020. The CDC primarily attributes the decline to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and “unintentional injuries” like drug overdoses. Life expectancy for the country overall during that period was 77.0 years, down 1.8 years, while Southern states tended to have the lowest levels of life expectancy and states in the Northeast and West typically fared best. (Article here)