Recognized for his in any other case light-hearted jokes, Pakistani-American comic turned actor Kumail Nanjiani is feeling sombre, as he opens up in regards to the fears of coronavirus and the fixed state of fear the pandemic has put him in.
Expressing concern concerning the shortage of motion being taken, the actor penned down his troubled emotions, helpless with the scenario at hand.
“I’m sorry. I’m generally a very optimistic person and have fought to keep positive these last few months. But today is hard. We are heading into a massive Covid spike and the people who are supposed to protect us are doing nothing & blaming us for being concerned,” he wrote.
Opening up about how his spouse was a high-risk affected person, Nanjiani was devastated at how the nation and its administration failed to guard its folks.
“We’ve been in quarantine for 8 months because my wife is in a high risk group. We feel let down by our country. But it’s not about us. We’re the lucky ones. Over 226,000 people have died. That’s so many families destroyed. People have lost their homes, their jobs.”
“And this was all preventable. I look at the Covid cases & deaths in other countries and it feels like they’re in another world. Are they dealing with the same disease we are? I guess that’s the difference. They’re dealing with it. We’re not. We politicised every suppression effort.”
Kumail additional expressed his distaste concerning the continued narrative and the way the masks was thought of an indication of weak point.
“Wearing masks is a sign of weakness. Protecting your friends, family, neighbours is a sign of weakness. Getting your heart broken every day by rising cases is a sign of weakness. Worrying that the next text will contain unthinkable news is a sign of weakness.”
In line with him, a lot might have been accomplished to forestall the losses, but, the ideas of dropping his family members is retaining him awake and in a state of fixed turmoil.
“I guess I have nothing constructive to say. Just be careful out there. I’m afraid we have a couple of bad months ahead of us. And I feel hopeless & helpless today.”
“Actually, please respond with worthy organisations we can donate to,” he added, hoping to crawl again into optimism midst the continued pandemic.