As the governments of the world try to bring back some normalcy by lifting the lockdown for quarantine heading for the summer months, there are some people still feeling the effects of having close ones die to complications of covid-19.
In a recent interview with The Real, Papoose shared that he lost two family members, a cousin and an uncle, during this pandemic. “Unfortunately one of my cousins passed away [from] coronavirus,” the rapper said. When speaking about his uncle he revealed that another condition played a part in his death but hospitals didn’t treat him quickly enough due to the pandemic. “He wasn’t feeling well [and] he went to the emergency room. Long story short, the hospitals are so focused on COVID-19 that people who have issues, they’re not really catering to them. So, it was kind of a neglect thing, but you can’t really question God’s plan.”
The topic of African Americans and the disenfranchised communities of the United States. “If you have any pre-existing conditions, that’s what really exacerbates [COVID-19] and a lot of people in the African American and Latino community don’t have good health care, don’t have a primary care [doctor], [and] they don’t even have the sense of going to the doctor,” said Remy.
She added that she personally knows people who live their lives in pain but don’t have healthcare because they can’t afford it. Remy also said that when it comes to Black women, “They don’t even take our pain seriously. We’re the most misdiagnosed and undiagnosed.” Watch their interview with The Real below.