Route Fifty: Life Expectancy Declined in Black Neighborhoods Due to the Pandemic

Route Fifty: Life Expectancy Declined in Black Neighborhoods Due to the Pandemic. “The National Center for Health Statistics published data showing a 1.5-year decline in national life expectancy in 2020, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which took the lives of approximately 375,000 Americans that year. The Brookings report shows that white Americans’ life expectancy declined by 1.2 years during the early pandemic; for Black Americans that number was about 3 years.”

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