US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years. US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since second world warPublic health officials say life expectancy fell by a year a half, with Covid responsible for much of the decline US life expectancy dropped 1.5 years in 2020Black and Hispanic Americans saw a more dramatic plunge, with life expectancy dropping by three years. US life expectancy decreased by 1.5 years during the pandemic – the largest drop since WWIIHispanic and Black populations in the U.S. saw the largest declines in life expectancy during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows. COVID-19 deaths push drop in life expectancyU.S. US life expectancy drops by steepest level since Second World WarInequalities exposed by Covid create three year fall for Black and Hispanic Americans Life Expectancy in U.S. Dropped 1.5 Years in 2020, Largely From the PandemicThe 18-month drop was the steepest decline since World War II, according to federal statistics. Black and Hispanic Americans were disproportionately affected. Covid-19 pandemic drives US life expectancy fallData shows the average American lifespan declined by one-and-a-half years in 2020.