U.S. life expectancy decreased by an 'alarming' amount during pandemic

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Fri, June 25, 2021

Average life expectancy in the United States plummeted in 2020, widening the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and other high-income countries. The decline was particularly sharp among Hispanic and Black Americans, a new study found. Health experts anticipated life expectancy would drop during the pandemic, but how much it did came as a surprise. Check out Dr. Melissa Creary's interview on NBC News.