U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped By 1.5 Years In 2020

Life expectancy
In this Wednesday, March 10, 2021 file photo, a couple walks through a park at sunset in Kansas City, Mo. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II. Worse, the decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was a staggering three years. The decrease is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials say is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline. AP
Life expectancy
In this Wednesday, March 10, 2021 file photo, a couple walks through a park at sunset in Kansas City, Mo. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II. Worse, the decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was a staggering three years. The decrease is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials say is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline. AP

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped By 1.5 Years In 2020

Life expectancy in the U.S. fell by a year and half in 2020, the largest drop since World War II. Reset checks in with Dr. David Ansell, author of the book The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills for his thoughts.

GUEST: Dr. David Ansell, senior vice president for community health equity at Rush University Medical Center