Cardi B donates 20K vegan supplement drinks to NYC medical workers doing over 12-hour shifts amid pandemic
Most medical workers are working for more than 12 hours a day and Cardi B was concerned about them keeping up their energy as many don't find time to have regular meals during the grueling work hours
Cardi B recently donated 20,000 bottles of OWYN, a vegan meal supplement drink, to New York City area hospitals after experiencing a newfound appreciation for healthcare professionals, after going through a health scare herself.
Joining the likes of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, the 'I Like It' singer did her bit for first responders like medical staff and ambulance crews, in order to make sure they do not lack proper nutrition as they work tirelessly to treat patients amid an outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Most of the medical workers nowadays are working for more than 12 hours a day shifts and TMZ learned that Cardi B was concerned about them keeping up their energy as many of them do not find the time to have regular meals during their grueling work hours.
On Thursday, April 2, Cardi B revealed she had lost half a dozen pounds in just a few days after suffering from a nasty stomach bug. She had to be admitted to the hospital earlier this week but is now recovering at home.
Cardi B is one of the celebrities who has used massive social media reach to point out the discrepancies in the way the wealthy and the common man is being treated when it comes to COVID-19 testing.
"But if a celebrity is saying, 'Hey, listen. I don't have no symptoms. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling healthy. I don't feel like nothing, but I went and got tested and I'm positive for the coronavirus,' that cause confusion," she told her 61.8 million Instagram followers in a video. She added that "the general public, people that work regular jobs, people that get regular paychecks, the middle class, the poor... they're not getting treated like celebrities."
In another video, the rapper went on to question whether the US government was really doing its job to prevent the spread of the virus the way they did in Wuhan, China. In the video, which can be found across Twitter now, Cardi says, "While we're quarantined in our homes, what is the government doing? Are y'all spraying s**t in the street, are y'all gonna one by one take our temperature to see if we got it? How am I supposed to know that I have the coronavirus?"
She also wondered aloud if the celebrities who are saying they have contracted the virus have been paid to say so since she does not know when she is meant to get tested due to the discrepancy in reported symptoms. Some cases indicate that people testing positive were dealing with flu-like symptoms and in some more severe cases, people reported having difficulty breathing. But many celebrities reported much milder symptoms, including general tiredness and in some cases, such as with basketball players as Cardi points out, no symptoms at all.
"Y'all [expletive] is playin' with me!" she said, adding, "That's my problem right there, 'cause y'all not really sayin' what it is. If they are all paying [expletive] to say that they got it, then pay me too."