FAST FIVE: US Life Expectancy In 2020 Saw Biggest Drop Since WWII

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From January through June of last year, that was 77.8 years for the entire US population, down from 78.8 years in 2019.

This should not be a total shock as we reported previously that studies showed that pandemic-driven restrictions will impact life-expectancy for black Americans for years, considerably more than for other racial groups.

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that, for the overall population, the increase in the death rate following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown policies implies a staggering 0.89 and 1.37 million excess deaths over the next 15 and 20 years, respectively.

However, for African-Americans, we estimate 180 thousand and 270 thousand excess deaths over the next 15 and 20 years, respectively.

Although the mortality data used in the report includes more than 99% of the deaths that occurred during that period, the report noted that the estimates “do not reflect the entirety of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.” Tyler Durden Tue, 03/02/2021 – 05:45.

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