The death of the novel coronavirus: life expectancy in the United States shortened by one year, a new record since World War II

Covid-19, the average life expectancy in the United States in 2020 was significantly shortened

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The Chicago’s overseas life span has been greatly reduced since the new outbreak

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According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the first half of 2020 alone, the average life expectancy of Americans decreased by a whole year, from 78.8 years to 77.8 years

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At the same time, 2020 will be the year with the largest number of deaths since the founding of the United States

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In 2020, there will be more than 3 million deaths in the United States, of which the total number of deaths associated with new coronavirus infection will exceed 500000

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Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, 2020 has also become the largest number of deaths since the founding of the United States

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It is reported that COVID-19’s runaway control, lack of epidemic prevention measures and inadequate early treatment are the reasons for the emergence of a large number of novel coronavirus deaths in the United States

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There are also significant ethnic differences in the impact of the epidemic on American society

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The average life expectancy of black people decreased by 2.7 years, with the largest decrease; that of Latino people decreased by 1.9 years, and that of white people decreased by 0.8 years

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The preliminary data analysis results of the CDC show that from 2019 to the first half of 2020, the average life expectancy of Americans has dropped from 78.8 years to 77.8 years, a full year shorter

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Among Americans of different genders, the average life expectancy is 75.1 for men and 80.5 for women

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Robert Anderson, who is in charge of CDC data, said this is a huge drop

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The last time there was such a big drop was during the Second World War

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It is worth noting that such a conclusion is based on the data in the first half of 2020 after the outbreak of COVID-19

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Kirsten bibbins Domingo, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, points out that if the data for the second half of 2020 are added, the average life expectancy of Americans should show a greater reduction

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COVID-19 is an important reason

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COVID-19 is an important reason for the reduction of the average life expectancy in the United States

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Health experts pointed out that many of them died due to the infection of COVID-19, but more often, the complications caused by the novel coronavirus infection, that is, the death of the underlying diseases caused by COVID-19

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The death toll of more than 500000 novel coronaviruss in the United States is the highest in the world

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In 2020, more than 3 million people will die in the United States, about one sixth of which is related to the new coronavirus

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Otis Brawley, a professor of public health at Johns Hopkins University, said that the decline in life expectancy is hard evidence of the improper handling of the epidemic in the United States

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The United States has been hit harder by COVID-19 than the rest of the world

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The US population accounts for 4% of the world’s total, but the number of novel coronavirus deaths is 20% of the world’s total

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Insufficient use of masks, dependence on hydroxychloroquine in the early stage of the epidemic, and other mistakes in dealing with the epidemic caused many unnecessary deaths

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The results of CDC data analysis show that the average life expectancy of ethnic minorities in the United States is the most affected by the epidemic

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Among them, the average life expectancy of blacks is reduced by nearly three years, and that of Latinos is reduced by nearly two years

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Data show that from 2019 to the first half of 2020, the average life expectancy of black people has dropped by 2.7 years to 72 years

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The average life expectancy of Latinos dropped by 1.9 years to 79.9 years

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Compared with the same period last year, the average life expectancy of white people decreased by 0.8 years to 78 years

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The CDC’s data, however, did not disclose the changes in life expectancy of Asian Americans and Indians

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The life expectancy of black people is six years less than that of white people, reversing the trend of life expectancy reduction between black people and white people since 1993

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It is worth noting that even though influenced by COVID-19, Latinos are still the highest life expectancy in the United States, and the average life expectancy of 79.7 years old is higher than that of white 78

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In all ethnic groups, there are significant gender differences, the average life expectancy of women is higher than that of men, and the decline is also significantly lower than that of men under the influence of the epidemic

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All ethnic groups are male, with the largest decline

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Some analysis points out that the reason for the decline in life expectancy of black and Latino is that a higher proportion of people are engaged in low-income front-line work under the epidemic situation

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At the same time, the living environment of these ethnic groups is more crowded, which also facilitates the spread of the virus

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At the same time, these two ethnic groups have a high incidence of basic diseases, which also increases the risk of death after infection with the novel coronavirus

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Also, the analysis points out that because of the different effects of COVID-19 on different ethnic groups, the distribution of vaccines should also take into account the equality of races

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At the same time, the working conditions of these ethnic groups should be improved and economic assistance should be provided

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