Lower life expectancy in US
CDC published (pdf link) analysis last week on life expectancy for US residents based on data from 2019 to 2021.
Life expectancy estimates presented in this report are based on provisional mortality data for 2021 and final data for 2019 and 2020. Provisional data are early estimates based on death certificates received, processed, and coded but not finalized.
There is a sharp decline in life expectancy numbers across all sexes and races:
Sadly American Indians and Alaskan Natives are worst hit with expectancy dropping from 71.8 years to 65.2 years - makes one wonder what kind of care and attention were these populations receiving during the worst times of COVID.
In terms of causes of decline, COVID is the primary reason, explaining full 50% of reduction directly.