Life Expectancy Update 2021

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In many countries, life expectancy dropped substantially in 2020 due to COVID.

Did life expectancy bounce back in 2021, or did things get even worse?

TL;DR: A mixed bag, w/ greater divergence of experiences as the pandemic wore on. While Western Europe saw improvements from 2020, the US and Eastern Europe saw continued losses.

Read more about Nerdy Girl Jenn’s new research on life expectancy changes since COVID summarized in The Conversation.

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