As the author states…”In a post–COVID-19 society, what must we do to reduce old-age vulnerability to illness and death? The answer may surprise you. The past two years have been a radically demanding time for us all.

But let’s rethink the concept of vulnerability. Aren’t all people biologically vulnerable in different ways at different stages of life? 

The problem with our culture’s perception of age is that while we know there are many positive traits to being a child or an adult, we mistakenly believe that physical deterioration and mental decline are inevitable and are the only conditions elders experience, and so we conclude that there’s no upside to aging.

But we’re very wrong.”

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