Combatting exclusions and ageism for older people during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: Professor Kieran Walsh, Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at NUI Galway

The COVID-19 pandemic poses extraordinary risks to the health of older adults and, upon contraction, has immediate consequences for individual well-being and, potentially, for mortality outcomes. However, aside from the detrimental health impacts of the disease itself, older people can experience other damaging outcomes as a result of strategies and discourses related to controlling and treating the virus.

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