Because it’s not enough that celebs have sprawling mansions to quarantine in and enough money to buy every streaming subscription on the planet, guilt-stricken Courtney Love has revealed that they also have had access to at-home COVID test kits.
“I’ve never been great at this 1 percenter s***. I love myself some fine living, but in the end I bleed liberal,” the iconic 54-year-old rocker revealed on Instagram early this morning.
“I wish I didn’t sometimes, maybe it’s not liberal, maybe it’s humanist…” her post continued. “I have and many of my wealthy friends have had access to Covid test kits, for over 6 months.”
Love added that she’s been handing out tests to the less fortunate a.k.a. the non-famous mere mortals like you and me.
“Every time I give people, without the same money or access as me, a box of 20 I get furious that these are not available at every Tesco and at every 7/11 in both of my countries ( and globally too ) for 5 bucks or even 20. With this new strain of Covid-19, 70 percent more “catchy“ [sic] than the last, we all need this testing capacity more than ever. ALL OF US. ALL OF US!!!
“If testing ( the above tests for antibodies too. ) especially the newer tests ( roche ) that can detect covid antigen in you within 15 minutes, were made available and cheap, people would still make tons of money and ? This shit would be curbed.
“Billions and maybe trillions in world economy could be saved. So … maybe I’ll get tossed out of the “club” for posting this . But I’ve never been all that comfortable with my own elitism, especially in the area of public health,” Love posted.
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Thanks to Australia’s internationally praised healthcare system, we have access to free COVID-19 test. However, elsewhere in the world, the same benefits aren’t enjoyed. In America, citizens are forking out up to USD 400 per test, with many testing centres completely booked out for days.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard about a celebrity receiving special privileges in relation to COVID testing during the pandemic. Singer Pink and her three-year-old son were both diagnosed with Coronavirus in March, thanks to her fast-tracked access to testing.
“I think testing is really important. It’s very controversial to people that I was able to get my hands on a test. I would say two things to that. I would say, you should be angry that I can get a test and you can’t. But being angry at me is not going to help anything, it’s not going to solve the issue of the fact that you can’t get your hands on a test. You should be angry about that, and we should work together to try and change that,” she said passionately.