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Life Expectancy During The Pandemic
April 08, 2021
A new report from the CDC shows that life expectancy for a typical American has decreased by a full year during the pandemic.
Today we find out what life expectancy really means, to learn how it's measured and what we can learn from it. We talk to a reporter working on a multi-part series on life expectancy, and find out what research has been done in local communities, especially in the Black community in Indiana.
We also talk to a professor about the 1918 influenza pandemic, to find out what history can teach us.
Produced by Drew Daudelin.
Health Equity Reporter, Side Effects Public Media
Research Associate, Indiana University
Community Networker for the Northwest Side of Indianapolis
Sociologist, University of Minnesota