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Pandemic has Lowered Average Life Expectancy in US

The coronavirus has lowered the average life expectancy in the United States, researchers say.

A study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences has found the lifespan of the average white American has been reduced by one year and six weeks.

It’s even worse for minority groups, as the average life expectancy for Black Americans has been cut by more than two years, and three for Latinos, per the study.

“Black and Latino Americans have experienced a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality,” the study reads.

Danielle Tufano

 

 

 

 

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