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US life expectancy reaches 25-year low, according to CDC

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According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), life expectancy for the average U.S. citizen has reached its lowest point in 25 years.

Life expectancy for people born in the United States in 2021 is 76.4 years, the lowest since 1996. Life expectancy for people born in 2019 is 78.8 years, a decrease of 2.4 years, according to CDC data.

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This represents a dramatic reversal from the steady increase in US citizen life expectancy over the past two decades.

CDC officials attribute the decline to two factors: the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly expanding epidemic of substance abuse and addiction.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdown exacerbated the ongoing drug addiction epidemic as many vulnerable individuals were forced out of social situations and isolated from the support networks that prevent substance abuse. Did.

Heart disease and cancer remain two of the leading causes of death in the United States

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The CDC warns Americans that high levels of multiple respiratory illnesses may continue for some time.

At the TV briefing at the beginning of the month, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Wallensky It noted that levels of influenza-like illness were higher than commonly seen at this time of the year, but that there were signs that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) had peaked in some areas.

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According to the CDC, RSV usually causes mild cold-like symptoms, putting the elderly, infants and young children at higher risk. However, fever is also on the list.

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