The pandemic shows that society does not seem to care about the elderly

Why 2002 was the deadliest year for the pandemic, December 28

Kenyon Wallace once again pointedly pointed out how little society seems to care about older people who are still vulnerable to COVID and falling ill and dying from it.

What is truly sickening is the complicity of the Ontario government in the death of this vulnerable sector of the population. By not requiring basic public health measures like mask-wearing in enclosed spaces, this promotes an increased risk that those vulnerable to infection and death will perish. Maybe that’s the plan.

Other actions or inactions by this government point in the same direction.

Another example is Bill 7, which treats vulnerable seniors as objects to be shipped miles away from their social support systems to die alone and frightened in institutions. Completely ignoring the repeated pleas of older people for help to age in their own homes and communities is quite another. All speak out against systemic ageism in the Ontario government.

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