Life Expectancy In U.S. Decreases By One Year, Sharpest Decline In Almost A Century

A government report shows U.S. life expectancy dropped for the second consecutive year in 2021 by nearly one year. NBC News Medical Fellow Dr. Akshay Syal explains how deaths from Covid and substance abuse contribute to the decline and who is affected the most. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features,,, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: Breaking News Alerts: Visit NBCNews.Com: Find NBC News on Facebook: Follow NBC News on Twitter: #Health #Coronavirus #Lifespan


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