Study: Life expectancy in African Americans decreased due to pandemic

CHARLOTTE — Life expectancy among African Americans is going down because of the pandemic.


“As a person who lost 39 family members since March of 2020 due to COVID-19, trust me, I understand better than most the severity of this disease,” said Corine Mack, civil rights leader.

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Glenn Counts looks at a new study that shows African Americans’ life expectancy is 72 years.