Reduce the vulnerable age category to 60

As I have read in scientific reports that the 60 to 69 age category are 33 times more likely to die from Covid19 than 20-30 yr olds why should they be taking this high risk returning to work?

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THIS could increase the spread of Covid19 when we begin to return to work.

by IndyScot1000 on May 06, 2020 at 10:09AM

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  • Posted by Tompickering May 06, 2020 at 12:11

    60 for men as the figures indicate their risk as higher than women
  • Posted by lmg1612 May 06, 2020 at 12:39

    Try telling that to my 64 year old relative who works in a care home, and has no intention of staying at home. No underlying health conditions and is fit as a fiddle
  • Posted by GeoC May 06, 2020 at 18:08

    With the OAP age now up to 67 and normal retirement ages of fro pension schemes (inluding NHS and teachers) we are forcing a high risk category to continue working unless the are allowed to furlough.
  • Posted by GeoC May 06, 2020 at 18:11

    It would be very helpul if the was a multi-dimensional way of assessing risk. Currently the over 70's see a step change in guidance. Just turned 70 and in good healthit would be good to know what other factors are in play - underlying health conditions, weight, ethnicity and even it seems socio-economic background
  • Posted by activeandvibrant May 10, 2020 at 17:42

    Rampant ageism again. Can’t quote figures the way you have. Need to look at the normative death / disease charts too. Most people over 60 or 70 or in many cases 80 don’t see themselves as they are being portrayed as weak frail etc I am in my 60s and have lots of friends in that age group. Not one of them wants to be classed as vulnerable - in fact it is quite the opposite! They strongly object to being all lumped together as vulnerable regardless of who they are - See the person not the age!
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