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Life Expectancy Suddenly Drops Nearly Two Years: CDC

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  • Overall, life expectancy in the United States declined by 1.8 years from 2019 to 2020, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increases in unintentional injuries.
  • Dr. Sal J. Giorgianni, PharmD, a senior service advisor for Men’s Health Network, said the lower life expectancy for males across the country shows a need to reconsider health care for men in the U.S.

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