Interesting read. The pandemic of 2020 was rather less impactful to life expectancy than the CDC breathlessly announced. This is not a comment on whether it was bad or life threatening. Merely an observation about how the CDC computed life expectancy for their announcement yesterday.

My own estimate is that when Covid-19’s ravages in 2020 are averaged across the country’s entire population, we each lost about five days of life.

You might want to read the whole thing.

CDC estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy. Try five days - STAT
Relying on an assumption it had to know was wrong, the CDC erroneously estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy in 2020.