US life expectancy dropped a staggering full year in first half of 2020 and widened racial inequities, according to new CDC data

The life expectancy for the entire US population fell to 77.8 years, similar to what it was in 2006, CDC data shows. Changes to life expectancy also widened racial and ethnic inequities. Compared to 2019, life expectancy for non-Hispanic Black people in the US fell about three times what it did for non-Hispanic White people, […]