Delighted to read Camilla Cavendish’s article (Opinion, FT Weekend, May 2) on over-70s, which gave a well needed clarification to the message that government has sent out.

Not only was the government’s announcement for us to isolate unfair but it was ignoring the facts that most of us have wisdom, a mental and physical vitality, plus a dislike of not being treated individually. My children are like the Covid-19 police. I have sent them the article and shall continue to use my own commonsense, which I consider to be quite valuable.

If I appear grumpy, it is only because the mass generalisation of any subject makes me so.

Carol Symons
London NW8, UK

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