COVID-19 Has Exposed Ageism in Society

COVID-19 Has Exposed Ageism in Society

Covid-19 virusIf we’re all lucky enough, we get to be old. However, that fortune comes with a sad price in today’s society. The Conversation explores the issue of ageism and how it has become more exposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fault lines have been created between young and old, keeping the economy moving or sacrificing seniors, going back to normal or changing how we live our lives for the sake of others, and where federal resources should go, or not. This is an unsavory conversation, but an important one for a society with a youth culture. Ageism is not new, but as with other societal prejudices like racial injustice, its ugliness has also become more exposed in recent months.