As an isolated older person, I've been deeply moved by the sacrifices of others | Dorothy Byrne

I have underlying medical conditions, and I’ve had dark days in this coronavirus crisis. But I’ve also felt the full force of people’s warmth

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I’m one of those older people with underlying medical conditions who you keep reading about in the newspapers. I’m 67, I live alone, and normally my autoimmune disease, giant cell arteritis, wouldn’t be a problem. But the drugs prescribed for many autoimmune conditions effectively lower your immunity. While I am not one of the people who must be “cocooned”, I’ve been told to be very careful.

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