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Sunday, December 04, 2022

Life expectancy figures: Americans lost almost three years of their lives due to corona

DLife expectancy in the United States has dropped more between 2019 and 2021 than any other biennial since 1923 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), life expectancy has decreased on average. 2 years in two years 2.7 years. Hence the life expectancy is 76.1 years. An American born in 2019 was almost 80 years old. In 2020, the price fell for 77 years before falling again in 2021.

“The results of the study are very disturbing. Moreover, because life expectancy in 2021 was even lower than in 2020,” said researcher on population health at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, regarding the number of first and second year of the corona virus. Dr. Steven Woolf said. In 2020 alone, more than 300,000 people died in the United States after being infected with SARS-CoV-2. So-called COVID 19 deaths reduced life expectancy by nearly 75 percent from 2019 to 2020. and contributed about 50 per cent from 2020 to 2021.

big difference in life expectancy

The CDC, an agency of the Department of Health, also pointed to large disparities in life expectancy across demographic groups. While the coronavirus was the main cause of low life expectancy among white Americans with more than 54 percent in 2021, the virus contributed only 35 percent to the reduced life expectancy among African Americans. For indigenous peoples the figure was around 20 percent. For Hispanic residents, the CDC recorded a “small decrease” of only two to three months. On the other hand, in the first year of Corona, the virus was responsible for more than 90 percent of reduced life expectancy among immigrants from countries such as Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador.

According to the survey, heart disease, liver damage and suicide also contributed to shortening of life expectancy in most demographic groups. Fatal drug overdoses, which have skyrocketed over the past two years of the pandemic, have further reduced the average life expectancy for Americans.

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