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Pink Donates to Coronavirus Relief Efforts and Calls for More Widely Accessible Testing

Pink is using her platform to urge the American government to make testing for coronavirus more widely accessible.

In a post on social media, the superstar has revealed that she tested positive to COVID-19 two weeks ago, acknowledging that she’s one of the lucky ones who was able to get tested.

“Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive,” Pink explains. “My family was already sheltering at home and continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor.”

 

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Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. 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. It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible. This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities. 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.❤️

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She continues to explain that she’s now been re-tested for the virus, this time getting a negative result.

“This illness is serious and real,” Pink writes in an Insta post. “People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”

In addition to urging the government to take action, Pink has also made a US $1 million donation to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

“In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the front lines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honour of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center,” the singer explains.

“Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.”

Pink ends her post by thanking our healthcare professionals who are “heroes” and urging all her fans to “Please. Stay. Home.”

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