Oprah Winfrey: “For Covid I didn’t leave home for 322 days”

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“I haven’t left home for 322 days, literally”. Like this Oprah Winfrey he described al The Los Angeles Times his life during the pandemic, on the occasion of the presentation of his new documentary The Color of Careon the theme of racial inequalities within the American health system.

In telling about himself, the icon of American TV confided that he had not found any difficulty in experiencing prolonged isolation. “I have been so careful in taking care of myself that my friends have started making fun of me,” confided Oprah, stressing that having been used to being in front of an audience of 350 people every day, twice a day, for the The Oprah Winfrey Show, being alone was a way to appreciate the present.

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I managed to be with myself in a way I haven’t been able to in years, because usually, even though I take some time for myself, I think about what the next thing to do is. Overall, I was able to adapt because I have the capacity and the really strong sense of being in this present moment and living it without having to worry about the aftermath ».

A privileged condition from which Oprah Winfrey started to reflect on the theme of her documentary. “You can experience it this way when you don’t have to worry about your next paycheck. When you don’t have to ask yourself, “Will I get the rent? Will I be able to get some food? Will I be able to keep the lights on and will I be able to take care of my children? ”. After reading an article about Gary Fowler’s death from Covid, an African American man bounced from hospital to hospital and died at home, sitting in his chair in the living room, with severe breathing difficulties.

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In The Color of Care, Oprah Winfrey has chosen to tell the stories of several families affected by Covid and victims of health discrimination. “What Covid has exposed is that the inequalities that are suffered in many other areas of life increase the great inequality that is experienced within the health system. I want people to be aware that, due to the color of your skin, you can be discriminated against in receiving the right medical care. “

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Source: Vanity Fair

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