Everyone’s suffering because of the lockdown and social isolation rules, but at least younger people know how to use the internet and stuff.
Old people are struggling with loneliness because they’re not very tech savvy, a survey found.
The lockdown is supposed to be protecting them, since they’re the only ones that are really at risk of dying from coronavirus, but it’s just ruining whatever little time they have left. Old people do not have a strong fear of death and they would rather spend a month with their families than a year dying in isolation.
Millions of elderly people are feeling more isolated than ever during the coronavirus pandemic due to a lack of tech knowledge, a study has claimed.
Furthermore, half of these senior citizens would reportedly avoid having a GP appointment conducted over a video call.
The poll of 1,000 adults with relatives aged 70+ found that more than half think their loved ones would prefer to wait to have an appointment in person instead.
The study commissioned by BT Skills for Tomorrow also found that 53 per cent of the older relatives were reportedly struggling to adjust to life under lockdown.
In addition, OnePoll researchers found that six in 10 respondents said that their elderly relatives have felt more isolated as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Half think it would be life-changing for their vulnerable relatives if they were able to order their own groceries online.
However, more than half worry that their seniors are not capable of picking up new skills when it comes to using technology effectively.
‘Technology has become an essential lifeline for millions of people right now,’ said BT group director of digital impact Kerensa Jennings.
‘But to combat loneliness, we must ensure that older people can take advantage of the benefits that technology provides, from accessing vital services to staying in touch with family and friends.’
‘Even picking up some relatively simple digital skills can make a huge difference to the lives of older people and those that care for them during lockdown.’
Such skills, Professor Jennings explained, can include ‘doing their own online shopping, accessing health services or enjoying face-to-face calls with loved ones.’
‘That’s why we are working closely with leading social change charity Good Things Foundation to ensure people can get the skills they need to stay connected and healthy during lockdown.’
This is another thing that they’d be likely to use to fuel a mass Mark of The Beast agenda.
On top of arguing that smartphones are not a viable platform for their contact tracing apps due to billions of people worldwide having phones without the technology required to run them, and phones not being allowed in some environments like schools and prisons, they can argue that elderly people wouldn’t be effectively protected by smartphone apps because the elderly struggle with smartphones and technology.
Even if old people had smartphones capable of running the software, they’d have a hard time keeping their phone charged all the time and remembering to have it on them at all times.
Presumably, after presenting their case, most people would agree that the most straightforward solution would be to make a new foolproof device, cheap enough for the government to mass distribute it and small enough for people to carry it with them at all times.
It could be an implantable microchip, for example, such as the one Bibi Netanyahu is planning to implant in Jewish schoolchildren.