The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a decline of life expectancy in the United States, for the second year in a row.
A new CDC report puts the average life expectancy of an American at 76.1 years… That’s down almost three years, since 2019.
“COVID-19 deaths contributed to nearly three-fourths, or 74%, of the decline from 2019 to 2020, and 50% of the decline from 2020 to 2021,” the CDC said in a release. Cancer and unintentional injuries, like drug overdoses, are also contributing factors for lowering the average life expectancy.
Modelers advise to continue getting Covid-19 booster shots, this fall and winter, to help close the gap.
Learn more, here: (Yahoo! News)