The average American’s life expectancy notably dropped between 2019 and 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed in a report published on Wednesday.
It is the first two-year drop recorded since 1961-1963.
This from rt.com.
Washington Mall memorial to US Covid-19 deaths
The Useless CDC reported:
The average lifespan of an American has declined to the same level as in 1996.
Over the last two years, the U.S. life expectancy decreased by 2.7 years, leaving the average lifespan at 76.1 years—the same as it was in 1996.
According to the CDC:
[T]he primary factor in driving down life expectancy was the Covid-19 pandemic, which has contributed to the deaths of over one million Americans.
“Unintentional injuries”—a category that includes overdoses and other drug-related misadventures—as well as heart disease were also major factors contributing to the decline.
Before the pandemic, heart disease had long been the top-recorded cause of death in the U.S., while the opioid epidemic has led to record numbers of overdoses for several years running.
Breaking the CDC’s numbers down by race yields even more alarming trends.
- Native Americans suffered a 6.6 year drop in life expectancy between 2019 and 2021,
- An approximate drop of 4 years for black and Hispanic people, and
- A drop of 2.4 years for white people.
The statistical burden disproportionately fell on males, whose life expectancy has declined to just 73.2 years, while females can still expect to live a comparatively long 79.1 years.
The report found most of the decline in life expectancy took place during the first year of the pandemic for nonwhite populations, while white Americans suffered the worst losses during the second year.
Similar studies have found that Covid-19 worsened an already-yawning gap between the U.S., which has the most expensive healthcare in the world, and other developed nations in terms of life expectancy.
Americans can now expect to live five fewer years than their European counterparts.
Researchers studying the decline in life expectancy have blamed high rates of preexisting conditions like obesity and heart disease for the U.S.’s outsized losses during the pandemic compared to 19 of its economic peers.
The following from archive.ph.
[M]ore than 6.5 years on average, has brought life expectancy to 65 among Native Americans and Alaska Natives—on par with the figure for all Americans in 1944.
One in seven Native Americans and Alaska Natives has diabetes, the highest rate among racial or ethnic groups in the United States, and many struggle with obesity or excess weight. Both conditions make people more susceptible to severe Covid-19, and crowded multigenerational housing adds to the risk.
Dr. Ann Bullock, former director of diabetes treatment and prevention at the federal Indian Health Service agency and a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, said:
Longstanding health problems—rooted in poverty, discrimination, and poor access to health care—left Native Americans and Alaska Natives particularly vulnerable to the virus.
There is no doubt Covid was a contributor to the increase in mortality during the last couple of years, but it didn’t start these problems—it made everything that much worse.
Until now, experts have been accustomed to measuring life expectancy changes in increments of months, not years.
Robert Anderson, chief of mortality statistics at the N.C.H.S., said:
Even small declines in life expectancy of a tenth or two-tenths of a year mean that on a population level, a lot more people are dying prematurely than they really should be.
While other high-income countries were also hard hit in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, most had begun to recover by last year.
None of them experienced a continuing fall in life expectancy like the U.S. did, and a good number of them saw life expectancy start inching back to normal.
Those countries had more successful vaccination campaigns [seriously?] and populations that were more willing to take behavioral measures to prevent infections, such as wearing masks [did masks make a difference there?].
The U.S. is clearly an outlier [different].
Final thoughts: A decrease in life longevity is a mere tangential problem resulting from our collapsing economy and American culture. Of course, if The Obiden Regime is to be allowed to destroy Our Nation and pull asunder the fabric of Our Culture, a shortened life must be expected.
However, We the People must not allow this to digress any further.
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Author: Nathanael Greene
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