U.S. Life Expectancy Falls to Lowest Level Since 1996

According to a new federal report, U.S. life expectancy estimates have fallen to the worst levels since 1996, marking the second straight year of plummeting estimates in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop in life expectancy from 2019 to 2021 has fallen by 2.7 years to 76.1 – the country’s worst two-year decline on record since 1923.