By Monica E. Oss Looking over all the new analysis and reporting from 2021, it is hard to argue that the health status of much of the U.S. population is not in a slide. Just recently, the CDC released data showing US life expectancy dropped 1.8 years in 2020–the largest single year drop in recorded history. Not all of this is due to the pandemic, but the pandemic did certainly magnify and amplify these problems. The statistics show COVID as the third leading cause of death–behind cancer and heart disease (see Mortality In The United States, 2020 and US Life Expectancy Dropped By 1.8…
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