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US life expectancy dropped in 2021 for second consecutive year

In the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the estimated US lifespan has shortened by nearly three years

US life expectancy dropped for the second consecutive year in 2021, falling by nearly a year from 2020, according to a government report released on Wednesday.

In the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the estimated US lifespan has shortened by nearly three years. The last comparable decrease happened in the early 1940s, during the height of the second world war.

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