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Lives Cut Short: COVID-19's Heavy Burden on Older Latinos

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Lives Cut Short: COVID-19's Heavy Burden on Older Latinos

COVID affects life expectancy edge for Latinos

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  • For years, Latinos in the U.S. have had a decided advantage in life expectancy over non-Hispanic whites.

  • In 2019, Latinos' life expectancy of 81.9 years was 3.1 years longer than the life expectancy for whites. Some researchers believe this is because many Latino immigrants are younger and healthier.
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