During this pandemic we have been told to self isolate, wear masks and refrain from public gatherings in order to protect “those most vulnerable among us, the elderly.”
Unfortunately this mantra has resulted in resentment of our elders for infringing on the freedom of the young. The young feel they are invulnerable and covid-19 is not a serious threat to their health and safety. They attend house parties, frolic on the beaches and become infuriated when reminded to wear masks and social distance. How wrong these people are as the current increase in cases of covid-19 include the young among their number.
I recommend the following article to you, Ageism in the Era of COVID-19, https://leadingage.org/members/agesim-era-covid-19, written by one of the leaders in our community advocating for the rights of our elders, Carol Silver Elliott.
Let’s work together to remove ageism from our society.