The average life expectancy in the United States has decreased by about two years.
The stability that was maintained in the country in the years before the pandemic, the spread of the coronavirus caused a huge negative change in the average life expectancy of the people.
Citing the latest US National Vital Statistics Report, Yahoo News reported on Wednesday. Xinhua news.
Compared to the national average life expectancy of 2019,
it decreased by one year and eight months in 2020. A positive change in the average life expectancy of people was observed in the country in the previous years as well.
The average life expectancy of American citizens in 2020 is 77 years.
“Covid-19 and Accidentals: Drug Overdose Deaths Surge, U.S. Life Expectancy Decreases,”
report authors are quoted as saying.
Among the 50 US states, New York saw the largest change in life expectancy in 2020. During the first wave of the pandemic coronavirus in the United States, the virus spread widely in New York.
Many people died there. The average life expectancy of people in this state decreased by three years from the average life expectancy in 2019 and it stood at 77.7 years in 2020.
According to a separate report of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,
the average life expectancy of people in most of the developed countries of the world has decreased during the pandemic coronavirus.