The tragedy of Covid urges us to rethink the ethics of ageing

But can we blame it all on the pandemic? I believe the pandemic has, in a most painful but effective way, opened old wounds, or rather, fundamental questions about how we organise care for the elderly, and more broadly, how we look at ageing in society. Most Western countries rely on an institutionalised model of care for people who are no longer able to live independently due to declining physical and mental capacities.

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