Friday, June 25, 2021

Very Brief Blog: BMJ Publishes Data on US Life Expectancy, COVID, Race

There is endless data on the impact of COVID on minority and economically disadvantaged groups in the US; I put up one blog showing data from CMS's own public website (December 2020; here).

See a June 24, 2021 paper in BMJ on the impact of COVID on life expectancy on US populations.  

A key graphic shows -3.88YR life expectancy loss for Hispanics and a -3.25YR life expectancy loss for African Americans, comparing 2020 to historical data for 2018.  (The US average life expectancy loss was -1.9YR.)  BMJ op ed here.

Although Google serves up some news hits for this story, it seemed fairly thin (an ABC News article here.)