Covid-19 reduces life expectancy in the United States by 1.5 years

Fall was the biggest in projection since World War II; reduction affects minorities even more, with a decrease of 3 years for Hispanics and 2.9 years for blacks

EFE/EPA/ROBERT GHEMENTUntil 2019, life expectancy was 78.8 years and now it is 77.3 years

A Covid-19 reduced in 1.5 year to Life expectancy of the North American. Until 2019, life expectancy was 78.8 years and now it is 77.3 years. According to statistics published this Wednesday, 21, this is the biggest drop in the projection since the Second World War. The reduction was even greater among minorities. Dand from 2019 to 2020, Hispanics had a drop of 3 years, while blacks of 2.9. THERacial and ethnic disparities reflect many factors, including differences in general health and available health care among whites, Hispanics, and blacks in the US. USA. Elizabeth Arias, the researcher who produced the report, believes that life expectancy is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels in the country anytime soon. saccording to her, to resume the numbers from 2019 it would be necessary to no longer have excess deaths, which is no longer possible in 2021, due to pandemic. A The researcher believes that the effects of Covid-19 on life expectancy could last for years.

*With information from reporter Camila Yunes

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