Currently, the US life expectancy at birth is 76.1 years, compared to China’s 77.1 years.
From 2020 to 2021, the US life expectancy continued to deteriorate, falling dramatically to 76.1 years. According to fresh information (pdf) from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, the US life expectancy has now dropped to its lowest level since 1996. Additionally, it indicates that the difference in longevity between people in the US and China at birth has now grown to a full year. As stated by the CDC, covid, which is responsible for 50% of the fall in US life expectancy, is the main factor. According to official statistics, covid has been blamed for more than 1.04 million fatalities in the US as of August 31. China’s strict covid regulations, which started in the early stages of the pandemic with the Wuhan lockdown that started in January 2020 and continued with today’s rigorous zero-covid rules, are a major factor in the gap.