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Let's burst the cocoon - diverse over-70s deserve some freedom

Liam Collins


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Wide world: Liam Collins out walking during the restrictions on movement.   Picture; Gerry Mooney

Wide world: Liam Collins out walking during the restrictions on movement. Picture; Gerry Mooney

Wide world: Liam Collins out walking during the restrictions on movement. Picture; Gerry Mooney

'Cocooning' - the draconian term to describe the confinement of the over-70s to their homes - is not only a frightening word, but a cruel concept inflicted arbitrarily on a section of the population.

It's as if they will all emerge from this confinement like colourful butterflies at some time in the future and zig-zag off into the sunshine reborn. Sadly, this is not going to happen.


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