US comedian Jeremy exposes lack of coronavirus test facilities in America
US comedian Jeremy McLellan has lashed out at authorities for lack of health facilities in the United States.
He posted on his Facebook page that his 9-year-old niece, who has all the symptoms of coronavirus but could not get tested because she is not a rich celebrity.
“Please say a prayer for my 9-year-old niece who has all of the symptoms of coronavirus and is “presumed positive” but can’t get tested because this is America and she’s not a rich celebrity,” he posted on the facebook.
His tweet not only shows how much deepening the coronavirus crisis is but also put a huge question mark on Donald Tump administration’s much trumpeted health initiatives and vows to combat coronavirus while criticising others including China for not doing enough.
His post also opened a Pandora box as a lot of people respond with same stories telling how much difficulties they and their loved ones were facing for not being tested or treated timely despite having the coronavirus-like symptoms.
A user Alisa Antonelli wrote: “My friend in North Carolina had the same. It took a few days for her to finally get tested. That was Tuesday and she still does not have her results. Her pneumonia has almost disappeared though!!”
Jeremy responded: “Makes me wonder how many people are “presumed positive” but told to stay home instead of being tested and so they don’t end up in the official numbers. It’s a good thing I’m stuck at home because I feel like rioting.”
If there is a such dearth of health facilities in the United States, people Pakistan should know their limitations as well and should take every possible measure to evade the disease.