This life expectancy chart from from Peterson-KFF’s Health System Tracker is quite shocking from a US point of view. The deficit vs other comparable countries has been increasing since 1980, and then dramatically shot up in the past two years.

We find life expectancy in the U.S. fell by 2.7 years from 2019 to 2021, whereas in peer countries’ life expectancies fell by an average of just 0.2 years in this period. COVID-19 has erased two decades of life expectancy growth in the U.S.