In a recent interview with the Canadian Medical Association, CARP drove home the importance of keeping ageism out of the equation when it comes to the difficult task of triaging scarce medical resources during a pandemic.
Excerpt from the interview:
…advocates for older people and people with disabilities say an emphasis on maximizing “life-years” may be discriminatory.
“That language raises alarms for me,” says Marissa Lennox, chief policy officer at the Canadian Association for Retired Persons. “The moment you introduce life-years, it’s a proxy for age.”