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How the COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Increase Resentment of the Elderly

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05/14/2020Ryan McMaken

How do the shutdowns increase ageism? Because millions have arguably been thrown out of work in the name of protecting the elderly. The resulting economic devastation comes at the expense of younger workers, parents, students, and families.

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Original Article: "How the COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Increase Resentment of the Elderly"

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