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February 18, 2021 - Associated Press

US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII
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Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused its first wave of deaths, health officials are reporting.

Minorities suffered the biggest impact, with Black Americans losing nearly three years and Hispanics, nearly two years, according to preliminary estimates Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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