Life expectancy fell sharply in the U.S. last year among high-income countries (NBC News)

NBC News quoted Postdoctoral Researcher Theresa Andrasfay regarding an Oxford study illustrating last year’s decline in life expectancy for the U.S. “It reveals the U.S. did a poor job protecting younger individuals or they were more susceptible compared to other countries,” said Andrasfay, who was not involved in the study. It could mean that the country was worse at protecting essential workers or that working-age people had more conditions that put them at greater danger from Covid, she added.