Beyonce Drums Support For Health workers & Black Communities Amid Coronavirus
Beyonce One World Coronavirus: Beyonce made an appearance on the One World: Together At Home live broadcast on Saturday night. The queen then used her platform to celebrate the heroes of the viral coronavirus pandemic as well as draw attention to the less fortunate minorities.
Global Citizen, the World Health Organization and Lady gaga came together to hold a virtual fundraiser and host several artists giving performances. Bey used her platform to highlight relevant issues. Whats’s endearing is that she started off thanking healthcare workers on the frontlines, risking their lives to save others.
Below, we have a quote credited to HNHH.
“Tonight, we celebrate true heroes, those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed, and healthy,” Bey stated. “To the doctors, the nurses, and other healthcare workers who are away from their families, taking care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety.” She also acknowledged essential workers in other industries who have been putting themselves at risk everyday. “To those in the food industry, mail carriers, and sanitation employees, who are working so that we can be safe in our homes, we thank you for your selfless service.”
EFFECT OF THE VIRUS ON MINORITIES
She also shed light on the predominantly black populace largely affected.
“Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home,” Bey noted. “And African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis. Those with preexisting conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people in an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report from my home city Houston, Texas it showed that COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits. 57 percent of fatal cases are African American.”
Beyonce closed off with words of encouragement for the viewers.
“Please protect yourselves,” she urged. “We are one family, and we need you. We need your voices, your abilities, and your strength all over this world. I know it’s very hard, but be patient, stay encouraged, stay positive, and continue to pray for our heroes. Goodnight, and God bless you.”