In this society, we reserve sex and sexuality exclusively for the young. As a result, we view sexuality through the lens of gender, sexual orientation, and race. This is due partly to the fact that sexuality studies are a subdivision of gender studies.
The age, 65, is an arbitrary age derived by German actuaries for insurance purposes. In first encounters, age is one of the earliest markers It is not true that older adults are, by definition, bad drivers.
As the world navigates the unprecedented spread of a new, supposedly “non-discriminating” disease, it proves worthwhile to mine those instances throughout history in which epidemics and/or pandemics have shaken the world (or portions of it) to excavate what lessons they may harbor for this present moment.