Why Baby Boomers Aren’t Sweating The Coronavirus

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Their parents saw World War II

My parents’ parents also saw World War II. And my parents heard all about that. That’s an entirely different type of terror. They feared bombs wiping out hundreds of thousands in an instant. They feared certain death was coming at any moment, from humans who wished them harm. That’s a very different, very unnerving type of fear, than worrying one might get a virus from which one can recover, and from which most do. And no human or group is actively trying to kill us.

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