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Are Hispanic Americans More Vulnerable to Covid-19?

The covid-19 has reduced the life expectancy rate of the Hispanic people by three years and the life expectancy rate of the black people by two years.

According to researchers, the covid-19 pandemic heavily dropped down the life expectancy rate in the United States. But the researchers say the covid-19 pandemic has impacted the minority groups even harder.

The numbers are devastating, said Dr. Georges Benjamin. Theresa Andrasfay, the leading author of the study, said younger Black people and Hispanic Americans died from covid-19.

More young Black people and Hispanic Americans from covid-19 because the young people are more exposed to work and suffer from severe health conditions. Thus, such young people were more exposed to COVID-19.

Overall, the life expectancy rate of the U.S is reduced in 2020 by 1.31 years. The loss of life expectancy rate of white people dropped by 0.94 years in 2020.

Comparatively, this loss was three times higher in Hispanic people and two times higher in Black Americans.

For studying and comparing the death rates, the life expectancy rate was calculated based on about 380,900 covid-19 deaths from February 1, 2020, to October.3 2020.

The life expectancy rate was calculated by Noreen Goldman and Andrasfay.

According to the researchers, the death rate that occurred in just three months of the black and Hispanic people estimates that their life expectancy rate in 2021 will also remain low. Andrasfay said the life expectancy of the black and Hispanic Americans will now depend on the vaccinations.

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