Total human death told of COVID-19 so far, in years

Total human death told of COVID-19 so far, in years

"Another effect of the decreased life expectancy estimates observed during the first half of 2020 was a worsening of racial and ethnic mortality disparities", the report noted. Compared to 2019, life expectancy for non-Hispanic Black people in the U.S. fell about three times what it did for non-Hispanic White people, by 2.7 years.

For more information about life expectancy rates and trends, visit the CDC's report online. Life expectancy for Black Americans dropped a stunning 2.7 years, to 72 years old, reversing a 27-year gradual closure of the gap between white and Black life expectancy.

The report parallels the findings published last month by researchers at the University of Southern California and Princeton University, which found that the deaths caused by COVID-19 have reduced overall life expectancy by 1.13 years.

The life expectancy for the average Americans just got significantly shorter. The CDC indicates, based on the latest numbers, US residents can now expect to live as long as they did in 2006.

The life expectancy decline was less pronounced among non-Hispanic whites: males in that group had a decline of life expectancy of 0.8 year, while for white females the decline was 0.7 year. It had already been known that 2020 was the deadliest year in USA history, with deaths topping 3 million for the first time.

"Black and Hispanic communities throughout the United States have borne the brunt of this pandemic", Bibbins-Domingo said.

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With more than 3 million recorded deaths. Life expectancy, with few modest exceptions, had risen steadily in the USA since the mid-20th century.

The gap between Hispanic and white non-Hispanic individuals narrowed, however, from three years in 2019 to 1.9 in 2020.

Analysis by the Brookings Institution published past year said: "In every age category, black people are dying from Covid at roughly the same rate as white people more than a decade older". The CDC also notes "increases in provisional drug overdose deaths through early 2020". Almost 2.5 million have passed away from COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020. "And healthcare needs to be defined as prevention as well as treatment", he said.

"If you'll recall, in recent pre-pandemic years there were slight drops in life expectancy due in part to the rise in overdose deaths", explains NCHC spokesperson Jeff Lancashire in an email to NPR.

Additionally, in 25 states, opioid-related deaths have soared by more than 20 percent over the 12-month period.

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