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So far, I haven’t felt my aging, because I still have energy to do the exercising and sports I like. I walk every day, but during the summer, I kayak, I go sailing. In winter I go skiing. I’m lucky I like to exercise.”Monique Dolbec, 79
I'm sure telling them all to head out and dominate the virus that has been disproportionately killing senior citizens will help. https://t.co/MP7rjUWP8d
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 6, 2020
It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay. Last night I had a horrible anxiety attack. Shaking, unable to think straight and just horrid. Mental health is as important as physical health. Just cause you can’t see the pain on the outside doesn’t mean it’s not there hurting. Care for each other.
— Arlene Dickinson (@ArleneDickinson) October 11, 2020
As their grandchildren head back to school, Bob and Wendy McKenzie will be closely monitoring the children’s health.
“If they get ill, we won’t be able to visit,” said Bob. “We’ve chatted about it with our kids. It’s a concern, sending the children to school.”
The family was able to keep their circle contained over the summer, going to the lake and joining extended family in Beaverlodge. But now that the three Edmonton grandchildren are back in class, the family bubble is breached.
And that places the older generation back on alert, for potential exposure to COVID-19.
While the McKenzie’s are aware of the potential risk, they feel the best situation for the children is returning to school.
“We don’t know what the new normal is going to be like,” Bob said. “School is the best place–they have the facilities set up to minimize the virus.”
But as seniors are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, it’s a concern for the medical community and grandparents who live with their grandchildren.
President Donald Trump posted a video on Twitter appealing to senior voters, noting he’s a senior himself, as polls show the demographic tide turning against him in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.
A Quinnipiac University poll of Florida released Wednesday found that Biden had an 11-point lead following Trump’s widely criticized performance in their first debate and the president’s Covid-19 diagnosis. Voters 65 and older are a major influence in the Sunshine State’s elections.
Trump said he was “very sick” when he went to the hospital on Friday with Covid-19 but asserted that he was cured by a Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. “antibody cocktail” that isn’t yet authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
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