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‘The Pandemic Exposed A Painful Truth: America Doesn’t Care About Old People’
Nina Kohn is the David M. Levy L’48 Professor of Law in the College of Law.
“Across America—and beyond—we are losing our elders not only because they are especially susceptible [to COVID-19]. They’re also dying because of a more entrenched epidemic: the devaluation of older lives,” Kohn writes in a commentary for The Washington Post. “Ageism is evident in how we talk about victims from different generations, in the shameful conditions in many nursing homes and even—explicitly—in the formulas some states and health care systems have developed for determining which desperately ill people get care if there’s a shortage of medical resources.”
To read Kohn’s full op-ed, visit The Washington Post website.
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