US Life Expectancy Fell Year and a Half in 2020

US Life Expectancy Fell Year and a Half in 2020

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. health agency said on Wednesday. It is the biggest one-year decline since World War...
COVID Drops to 7th Leading Cause of Death

COVID Drops to 7th Leading Cause of Death

A steep rise in vaccination rates has dropped COVID-19 from the first to the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, a new analysis shows. The disease was the third leading cause of death for much of 2020, but became the leading cause of death in December...
Life Expectancy in US Plummets During Pandemic

Life Expectancy in US Plummets During Pandemic

An alarming new study found that life expectancy in America plummeted dramatically during the pandemic. The decline widened the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and other affluent countries, and the greatest decline occurred among Black Americans and Hispanics....
Study: Education Key Factor in Longevity

Study: Education Key Factor in Longevity

A four-year college degree is becoming the key to living a longer life in the United States, a new study argues. In fact, education appears to be a more potent factor in determining lifespan now than race, researchers say. In the study…Original source:...