In his 72 years, Brad Veloz has risked his job and overcome health issues to fight for LGBTQ+ and Latino rights. The coronavirus wasn’t going to stop his activism.
A year ago, the self-described “in-your-face” activist had never even used Zoom online video conferencing, but it is now a constant presence in his life in lockdown to connect with fellow activists instead of taking to the streets.
Veloz’s newfound digital lifestyle reflects the demand on seniors to move their lives online because of the threat of Covid-19. The adults with the least exposure to the internet, people 65 and older, are also at higher risk to the illness from Covid-19, which has still not been controlled in the US.
Veloz’s virtual routine also includes online bill pay, grocery orders and restaurant deliveries. He is especially excited about being able to use shared Google documents to collaborate on