Pink Announces Positive Test for Coronavirus after She and Her Son Experienced Symptoms
Pink, one of the most famous names in the pop music industry, has recently revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms.
The announcement was made through the singer's official Instagram page, where she also said that her son, 3-year-old Jameson, also showed signs of the disease.
NOT A THREAT ANYMORE
According to Pink, she's no longer a carrier of the virus, having been re-tested after sheltering at home for two weeks and following the advice of a primary care physician.
In the post, which was accompanied by a photo of the 40-year-old star with Jameson at a pumpkin patch, she didn't share whether the child also tested positive.
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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.❤️
BASHING THE SYSTEM
However, despite being now free of the illness, Pink didn't refrain from saying that being tested is still considered a privilege and it is a shame that not everyone can afford it.
She thanked healthcare professionals around the world for all their hard work
The singer went on to say that it is a travesty and a failure that the American government still hasn't made testing more widely accessible, adding that people need to know how that it can affect everyone.
Pink didn't pull any punches and claimed that making testing free would allow everyone to be protected, from children, families and friends to entire communities.
DOING HER PART
As a way to show her support for the healthcare professionals who put their lives in danger by battling the disease on a daily basis, Pink revealed that she would be making two donations.
The "So What" singer wrote that she is going to donate $500,000 to City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund and another $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund.
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#Repost @sherylsandberg ・・・ Today is #NationalDoctorsDay and I’m thinking of the thousands of healthcare workers who are giving their all to fight this virus on the frontlines. They’re working around the clock under extreme pressure. They’re putting their own lives on the line to save our community. They are taking care of patients while they juggle family responsibilities, especially women who do the majority of childcare and housework. Like Dr. Shreni Zinzuwadia MD (@zinzuw) an emergency doctor and Circle leader with @leaninorg @latinasurge. Shreni is working days, nights, and weekends in two of the most demanding hospitals in New Jersey, Newark Beth Israel and Jersey City Medical. She shared some of what she’s experiencing right now: "I'm basically going to hospital, coming home to sleep, then going back to hospital. The biggest challenges we're facing are running out of personal protective equipment, running out of ICU space, and remembering to eat. And as a mom of three kids, I'm doing some major juggling to make sure my family gets through this too. It's very hard as usual. My husband is working from home and my teenagers are doing a lot more chores. I'm staying positive with prayer, community support, and a huge mommy network. Plus the outpouring of supportive sentiment really brings me to tears. Knowing we're all scared and in this together helps me to be resilient.” I’m in awe of what Shreni and so many other doctors, nurses, and medical professionals are doing to protect us all. Their grit and collective resilience is nothing short of heroic. They deserve all the medals in the world—but right now what they need most is for us to stay home. We must each do our part to flatten the curve and slow the spread of this disease. Our lives depend on each other. #HealthcareHeroes
The latter donation will be made in honor of Judy Moore, her mother, who was an employee at the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center for 18 years.
She also thanked healthcare professionals around the world for all their hard work during these difficult times, describing them as heroes.
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