The 40-year-old singer and her son Jameson who is 3-years-old came out positive for coronavirus.
Alecia Beth Moore, more known to the public as Pink, shared a photo on Instagram with her son Jameson with a lengthy caption about the virus and criticizing the US government over the lack of tests.
She began her caption explaining how she and her son showed symptoms associating with COVID-19 two weeks ago. Pink continued:
“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.”
Even though she gave us good news about their health, Pink didn’t hesitate to criticize the US government for not having enough tests so that everyone with the same symptoms can be tested.
She added that the government failed to provide testing for the masses and the tests need to be more widely accessible.
Pink continued with her opinion that people need to take this illness more seriously. The novel coronavirus doesn’t spare anyone – people of all kinds can be affected – the young and old, rich and poor, healthy and unhealthy.
To protect our children, our families, our friends, and communities, the government needs to make testing more widely accessible and free.
She pledged a thoughtful donation of $1million to medical causes for the coronavirus, as she took the matters into her own hands. Her mom was once an emergency room nurse, meaning she knows how much these people are dedicated to their jobs.
“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. [heart emoji]”
Pink is married to Carey Hart, a 44-year-old motorcycle and off-road truck racer with whom she has another child, their eight-year-old daughter named Willow.
The US is struggling with the lack of tests, as it was reported on Wednesday that the company making the new, speedy coronavirus tests that President Donald Trump asked for, were not shipped as many as promised.
The medical device company based in Illinois, Abbott Laboratories, received approval two weeks ago from the US Food and Drug Administration under Emergency Use Authorization.
The lab is now ramping up production to 50,000 nasal swab tests per day. These swab tests are also known as ID NOW COVID-19.
However, Kaiser Health News reported that local and state public health laboratories have not received more than 5,500 coronavirus tests this week.
They explained that in all 50 states, labs were supposed to receive 100 tests and 10 to 15 devices on which to run tests.
According to spokesperson Darcy Ross, only 18 states received kits so far. Additionally, Ross didn’t mention if the kits were meant for private or public laboratories.