CDC estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy in 2020. Not so — try five days

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A post by Peter B. Bach on Feb. 25, 2021 has just come to my attention.  In words so simple just about anyone can understand the issue, he explains how the CDC calculated the change in life expectancy, why it was wrong, and then proceeds to fix their math.  Read it here.

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About Tony Lima

Retired after teaching economics at California State Univ., East Bay (Hayward, CA). Ph.D., economics, Stanford. Also taught MBA finance at the California University of Management and Technology. Occasionally take on a consulting project if it's interesting. Other interests include wine and technology.