Talk show host Wendy Williams was in tears during a recent home edition of The Wendy Williams Show as she spoke about the plight of frontline workers, during the COVID-19 health crisis.
On Thursday, April 30, the WHO reported that 2,909 people died in the United States due to the novel coronavirus, shattering the previous record of 2,471 deaths, which was recorded on April 23.
Currently, there are over 1,191,854 confirmed cases in the United States, with 68,702 deaths. As businesses begin to reopen across several states, there are growing concerns about the safety of people and especially the frontline workers.
Wendy Williams at the New York studio of "Extra" in 2015. | Photo: Getty Images
During a recent home edition of her TV show, the daytime talk show host broke down in tears as she spoke about her fears over the safety of frontline workers.
"My heart goes out to all the meat plant workers... I'm concerned for the meat packers. I'm concerned that the meat is rotting."
The 55-year-old continued, highlighting the fact that people who work in these plants sometimes work in very close proximity to the next person. And still are not covered by a good health plan.
The television personality's concerns come at a crucial time, as there are growing concerns that there might be looming meat shortages.
The order is aimed at ensuring there is a continuous supply of pork.
Explaining the severe working conditions in meat plants, Wendy recalled the experience of her aunt, Liz, who worked in a meat plant in Burlington, New Jersey.
"What is wrong with Wendy? I think someone should make sure she's ok."
Last week, in response to the growing fears over a shortage of meat, President Trump issued an executive order which mandated meat plants in the country to remain open.
The order is aimed at ensuring there is a continuous supply of pork, chicken, and other types of meat on store shelves. Wendy Williams, who dubbed herself "The Queen of All Media," has a listening audience of over 12 million people who tune in to her show.
She is known for her brutal honesty, and on this particular topic, many of her fans aligned with her thoughts. Hopefully, more can be done to protect frontline workers during this period.
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