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Due to the death of younger individuals, America’s life expectancy is decreasing.

In 2019, there were 715 deaths per 100,000 Americans; life expectancy at birth hit 78.8 years. In 2021, there will be nearly 880 deaths and life expectancy will drop to 76.4 years. The rate of deaths among Americans under the age of 25 rose 2.5 percent between 2018 and 2019. The number of deaths in 2020 and 2021 rose significantly from teens upward as the pandemic killed more than a million people. For those 65 and over, deaths increased nearly 20 percent, heavily due to covid-19. But for those aged 25 to 64, the increase was just shy of 24 percent.