Over the last century, life expectancy has increased in this country. But a new study out of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the coronavirus will reverse that trend. Danish researchers used Census Bureau data and projected COVID-19 deaths and found that life expectancy in the United States will decrease by 1.13 years, lower than any year since 2003. The pandemic will affect life expectancy the most for Black and Latino populations, who have higher mortality rates from the virus. The life expectancy of these populations might drop as much as two to three years.
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The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book