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Feb 18 2021
Average American life expectancy declined by a full year in the first half of 2020, according to preliminary data from the CDC. “This is a huge decline. You have to go back to World War II, the 1940s, to find a decline like this,” said CDC official Robert Anderson. The decline affected certain groups disproportionately, with males losing 1.2 years, Hispanic Americans losing 1.9 years, andAl Jazeera Reuters Washington Examiner
Jan 27 2017
Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected in Washington Friday for an anti-abortion march that’s shaping up as a triumphant affair under President Donald Trump — despite his ambitious projection of crowds as large as 600,000.Washington Post Politico Fox News (Online News)
Sep 12 2022
Provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month showed a decline in U.S. life expectancy for the third year in a row.
That update came just weeks after China's national health authority reported a year-on-year increase in the same data point for its own population.
A tweet carrying a graph of the data suggesting China now leads the U.S. onNewsweek
Aug 31 2022
Aug 31 (Reuters) - Life expectancy fell in the United States in 2021 to its lowest since 1996, the second year of a historic retreat due to COVID-19 deaths, provisional government data showed on Wednesday.
The nearly one-year decline from 2020 to 76.1 years marked the largest two-year drop in life expectancy at birth in close to a century, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control andReuters
Dec 22 2022
Accelerating deaths from COVID-19 and drug overdoses fueled a second straight year of worsening life expectancy, down to the shortest it has been since 1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
The estimates, published in a new report now analyzing the "final data" on American death certificates tracked by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, makeCBS News (Online)
Oct 08 2014
Good news, America: We're living longer!
Life expectancy in the USA rose in 2012 to 78.8 years – a record high.
That was an increase of 0.1 year from 2011 when it was 78.7 years, according to a new report on mortality in the USA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
The news is a little better for women, a little worseUSA TODAY
Dec 22 2021
The still-raging coronavirus pandemic helped to wipe 1.8 years off U.S. life expectancy last year, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life expectancy fell to 77 years in 2020, the figures show, in the most dramatic one-year drop in life-expectancy since at least World War II. Elizabeth Arias, a demographer at the CDC’s National Center for HealthDaily Beast
Jun 09 2021
After the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of Black resident George Floyd, Chauvin’s attorney asked the judge for a more lenient sentence than the official guidelines would suggest.
In a motion filed June 2, attorney Eric Nelson sought to have Judge Peter Cahill sentence Chauvin to probation plus the time he’s already served in prison awaitingPolitiFact
Jan 20 2023
For decades, opposition to abortion was a crucial but relatively clear-cut litmus test for Republican candidates: support overturning a constitutional right to an abortion, back anti-abortion judges and vote against taxpayer funding for the procedure.
But now, six months after the Supreme Court overturned federal abortion rights, the test has grown a whole lot harder — and potentiallyNew York Times (News)
Feb 18 2021
Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year in the first half of 2020 - the biggest decline since World War 2 - and stood at the lowest levels since 2006, according to estimates issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday.
While the estimates are provisional, and do not reflect the full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC said it wasReuters