U.S. life expectancy fell by a full year in the first half of 2020, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say COVID-19 was a significant contributing factor to the decline in life expectancy.
Life expectancy for Americans fell to 77.8 years, the 2006 rate, CDC data show. Changes in life expectancy also increase racial and ethnic disparities. Compared to 2019, life expectancy for African Americans in the U.S. has fallen by about 2.7 years compared to the rate for whites. Hispanics have seen the rate drop by half, by 1.9 years.
Over the past 40 years, life expectancy in the U.S. has increased slowly but rarely declined. Between 2014 and 2017, the peak year of the opioid epidemic, life expectancy fell by a third of a year, which was significant in itself.
The pandemic took a huge toll on the U.S. population. About 490,000 people died from the coronavirus, and the CDC estimates that excess mortality in 2020 will be even higher after reassessment of the data.
- Position: CEO
- For about a year he worked in different companies as a Project manager, Community manager, PR manager. Before that, he worked as a Community manager at Wargaming.net for over three years. During that time the company made a great success. Also, Mikhail has been improving the Support team for several months.
- In his arsenal, he has experience in Community, PR, Project, Event, Content and several other areas.
- He notes his strengths in Community management, handling complex situations between company and client, and building and managing online teams.
- During his career, he has written numerous articles, guides and publications within companies.
- He has a technical background from college.
Mikhail is a goal-oriented person. Now he is fond of creating websites, learning foreign languages, sports and dreams of getting higher education in America.
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