‘I Like It, Actually’: Why So Many Older People Thrive in Lockdown

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The New York Times’ John Leland reports:

“People age 70 and up account for two-thirds of all coronavirus deaths in New York, though they make up less than 10 percent of the population. Yet many New Yorkers in this age group are thriving during this catastrophe — skilled at being alone, not fearful about their career prospects, emotionally more experienced at managing the great disruption of everyday life that is affecting everyone.”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Positive Aging

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John Leland

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The New York Times

state

NY

resource type

Article and Blog Post

year

2020

keywords

Coronavirus, Lockdown