CDC Report: Black and Hispanic People Lost Years of Life Expectancy During Covid — Triple That of Whites

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that life expectancy for Black and Hispanic people declined by three times as much as it did for Whites during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a report entitled “Provisional Life Expectancy Estimates for 2020,” CDC revealed that life expectancy for all Americans declined by 1.5 years in 2020, and attributed most of that decline — 74 percent — to the coronavirus pandemic.

But that decline in life expectancy was not distributed evenly, and illustrates the disparities that have been evident throughout the pandemic. Life expectancy for Hispanic people declined by 3 years, and by 2.9 years for Black
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