Do older lives matter? Age discrimination in COVID-19 and new ageism

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Abstract

The ‘exceptional’ ageist practices and neglect of older people’s right to life characterised the UK’s first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, but ageism has continued to operate through the rhetoric of herd immunity over the summer of 2021. The focus throughout has been on the visibility of death, rather than preventing the deaths of (older) people.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog article
PublisherPolicy Press
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameTransforming Society

Keywords

  • ageism
  • COVID-19
  • health and social care
  • human rights
  • death
  • herd immunity

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