The coronavirus pandemic continues to worry the entire world. All of us, the young and the old, the rich and the poor. Unfortunately, not everyone is equal during the ‘Coronapocalypse.’
Money and fame have been shown to be very important in how people are treated. While some ordinary folks just like you and I have difficulties in getting tested for the coronavirus, celebrities are given priority status. They have no trouble whatsoever getting tested and receiving qualified medical attention. Scroll down to see just how stark the differences are.
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You probably realized by now what a difference having access to professional medical support makes. While those celebrities who contracted Covid-19 are upbeat in their social media posts, normal people are struggling.
However, there’s a positive side to all of this: some celebs are reaching out and giving back to their communities as well. For instance, Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love promised 100k dollars to the workers at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
While fashion designer and businesswoman Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck pledged 200k euros to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital.
“In times like this, it is important to be united and support however we can to help all those who are in the front lines, fighting every day to save hundreds of lives,” Donatella said.
David Savage, associate professor of behavioral and microeconomics at the University of Newcastle in Australia, explained to Bored Panda that poor people may suffer more from the crisis and it falls to governments to calm people down and reduce their anxiety about the future.
“It is only natural to fear a pandemic; as such, it is all but impossible to remove such fear, however, what is possible is to reduce or eliminate the possibility of panic. Continual reassurance from healthcare professionals and experts will go a long way to minimize this problem,” Dr. Savage said.
“Anxiety and fear are a natural part of all animals, most used in the wild to alert for danger or beware of risk. It is particularly maladaptive for modern society but it is still there. Telling a person not to be anxious is pointless and doesn’t work, it is a part of who we are. Governments and officials can help minimize the anxiety and fear through leadership and planning,” he pointed out.
According to Dr. Savage, a lot of people will have “secondary fears” that aren’t directly linked to the virus. “Poorer individuals will feel that they are unable to miss work as it may result in missed loan repayments or a loss of face.”
“Another fear is that the systems without good public health care and individuals without private health insurance may be forced to suffer without aid. Government[s] could go a long way to ensuring that these don't become additional concerns during a pandemic by guaranteeing support such as loans and healthcare.”