Didier Sicard: “In old age, what’s crucial are emotional and social ties”

 Didier Sicard: “In old age, what’s crucial are emotional and social ties”
While experts have suggested that seniors and vulnerable people should be confined more tightly, various members of the government have stepped up to the plate to reaffirm that the executive had no intention of imposing such a measure on senior citizens. “Both for reasons of feasibility and for reasons of solidarity between the generations, this is not an option we have chosen and we will retain”, Olivier Véran explained this weekend, on the fringes of a visit to a retirement home in Clamart, in the Hauts-de-Seine. “Such a strategy would suppose that from a specific age, people no longer have the right to leave their homes, and the others can continue to circulate.

It is true that elderly people are at greater risk of developing severe forms of Covid-19, but “in such a scenario, it would be very complicated to set a relevant age limit”, he argued, pointing out that “the average age of a client in resuscitation was 62 years, but that 30 clients in resuscitation were under 60 years old” In addition, he recalled, “if you live in a working-class neighborhood, that sometimes you are two or three generations in an apartment, and sometimes 10 people in a three-room apartment, how do you do it?”

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Professor Didier Sicard, former President of the National Ethics Committee, returns to this debate. He is concerned about a puzzling and disempowering interaction between public authorities

Your successor on the Nationwide Ethics Committee, Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, had raised the possibility in the spring of stronger measures to isolate the elderly. Are you in favour of this

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