People 60 and older make up 96% of COVID-19 deaths in Ontario. Here’s why one advocate calls it ‘ageism in action’

96% of the deaths…

96% were probably a month or two away from death anyways…

This is an alarming fact, right???

Yet people cannot see through the bullshit being flung at them, daily, through the world…

As wave two of the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, people 60 and older — a group disproportionately represented in Ontario deaths — are looking for more supports to avoid becoming infected, one advocate says.

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According to the province’s daily epidemiological report, 3,298 people 60 and older have died as of Nov. 19, accounting for 96 per cent of the province’s total deaths. Of those deaths, 2,193 were residing in long-term-care homes.

Of the 3,298 deaths, 904 were people between the ages of 60 and 79, and 2,394 were 80 and older.

Older people need more community support so they don’t have to make the ‘really terrible choice’ between getting things they need or staying home and avoiding outside contacts, says Laura Tamblyn Watts of CanAge.

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