Why has life expectancy in US dropped in 2020?

Life Expectancy in US
Life Expectancy in US

According to the latest analysis, life expectancy at birth for the total population is 77.8 years now, down from 78.8 years in 2019 to mark the lowest level since 2006. It is dropped by 1 year.

US has not seen such decline in life expectancy from one year to the next of this magnitude since the Second World War

Main reason cited by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics is COVID-19 Pandemic

Overall, life expectancy at birth declined by 2.7 years for the Black population, from 74.7 to 72.0

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