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The continued death toll from COVID led to another drop in life expectancy in 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. life expectancy falls for 2nd year in a row

The pandemic drove U.S. life expectancy down again in 2021 even though life-saving vaccines were widely available.

Rosy, 6, gives COVID tests and vaccines to her stuffed animals. She herself has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, multiple times and never tested positive. What's her secret? Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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Why hasn't my daughter caught COVID? 2 factors likely protect her — and maybe you too

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A Red/Blue Workshop in La Grange, Texas, was put on by volunteers with the nonprofit Braver Angels, which stages encounters and debates all over the country as a way to reduce political polarization. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Red/Blue Workshops try to bridge the political divide. Do they really work?

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Neighborhoods are separated by barriers as part of lockdown measures in Shanghai to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Voices from Shanghai: The trials of living through a massive COVID lockdown

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U.S. life expectancy falls for 2nd year in a row

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U.S. life expectancy falls for 2nd year in a row

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