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The US saw the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in 2020 since World War II, a CDC report found

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El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff roll bodies in bags labeled "COVID" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office on November 23, 2020.
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US life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, largely due to the pandemic, the CDC found .
The average life expectancy is now around 77 years, down from nearly 79 years in 2019.
Researchers say it may take a few years for life expectancy to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels.
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