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Digital Divide Hurts Elderly

 

Last updated 5/10/2021 at 11:21am



When people were asked to shelter in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, it was taken for granted that modern broadband technology could serve as a bridge to normalcy.

We quickly discovered that this wasn’t the case. The bridge wasn’t wide enough or strong enough to meet the social and medical needs of those who needed it the most.

While we have one of the lowest fatality rates in the country with COVID-19 itself, the pandemic disproportionately affected older people. While we were sheltering at home, our older population fell off the schedules of their doctors and other med...



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