Pink Slams Government’s Response To Coronavirus – Says It’s A ‘Travesty’
On Friday night, the pop star, Pink, revealed that she and her 3-year-old son were diagnosed with the coronavirus. USA Today reported on an Instagram post from the “Let’s Get This Party Started” singer in which she took aim at the federal government’s purportedly slow response to the pandemic, in addition to revealing that she donated $1,000,000 split between two different hospitals.
As it was previously reported, Pink said she and her 3-year-old son were “fortunate” enough to get access to testing, but she wasn’t happy with how hard it has been for others to get it.
After staying at home for two weeks, Pink and her child went back and were tested for the virus again and thankfully, it came back negative.
Despite the silver lining to the story, Pink slammed the Trump administration for supposedly failing to provide access to the coronavirus tests around the nation. The Grammy Award winner took to her Twitter and IG on Friday night to describe the lack of testing as a “travesty.”
According to Pink, the tests haven’t been made available to as many people as necessary. The pop star went on to say that the disease was “serious and real,” adding that it was crucial for people to understand that anyone could get it, regardless of demographic.
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Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative. It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible. This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities. In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.❤️
As it was noted above, Pink also announced a hefty donation to the LA Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund and also Temple University. Pink explained on her Instagram and Twitter account that she chose to donate to the university because it was where her mother worked for eighteen years.
Followers of the news media know that many celebrities and performing artists have tested positive for COVID-19, including Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, Prince Charles, Idris Elba, Chris Cuomo, Rand Paul, and Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
According to USA Today, the United States numbers have continued climbing, with 278,000 positive cases and 7,000 fatalities. Pink later ended her tweets with an encouragement for all her fans and followers to do their part in slowing the spread by staying at home in self-isolation.
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