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The Staggering, Heartless Cruelty Toward the Elderly

A global pandemic doesn’t give us cause to treat the aged callously.

Crises can elicit compassion, but they can also evoke callousness. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve witnessed communities coming together (even as they have sometimes been physically forced apart), and we’ve seen individuals engaging in simple acts of kindness to remind the sick and quarantined that they are not forgotten.

  • Shai Held
  • The Atlantic

Yet from some quarters, we’ve also seen a degree of cruelty that is…

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