Gen Z, millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers are all handling the coronavirus pandemic differently. CISTERNINO/Reuters
How you're handling the coronavirus pandemic might depend on how old you are.
That's largely because coronavirus risk increases with age. People over 60 are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill than younger folks who don't have underlying health conditions (those who do have preexisting conditions are also at higher risk). People in their 80s and 90s — those considered to be members of the Silent Generation and the Greatest Generation — are at the highest risk.
Meanwhile, many millennials are staying inside and urging their parents to do the same.
But on a more serious note, millennials are being more watchful of their money. While those of all generations are concerned about the financial effects of the coronavirus, "millennials' behavior is changing more dramatically than any other generation," Greg Petro, CEO of retail predictive analytics company First Insight, told CNBC's Lauren Thomas. "They are going to cut their spending."