Pandemic Shortens U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Concludes

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Medical personnel prone a COVID-19 patient last November at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles.

The deaths caused by the pandemic appear to be shortening overall life expectancy in the U.S. by 1.13 years, which would be the largest single decline in at least 40 years.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)