CDC: Women living nearly six years longer than men
The life expectancy gap between men and the women in the United States has widened significantly.
Women can expect to live nearly six years longer than men.
Disparities in the rates men and women are dying from COVID, and drug overdoses, are causing the gap to widen.
Overall life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen 2 ½ years since the start of the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.