Life expectancy prior to the pandemic had already been declining in the United States. Official figures exist only through 2018.

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Dramatically Due to Covid-19

The decline is largest for people of color

Life expectancy in the United States is now 1.13 years shorter due to Covid-19 deaths last year, a drop 10 times larger than any other dip in recent years. For Black people, who’ve been hit disproportionately hard by the disease, 2.1 years have been shaved off expected life-spans. Latinos have lost…