The actor said the health department was so overwhelmed that they were hanging up on her. She also accused the governor of not returning her calls.
Sharon Stone is pleading with America to not re-elect Donald Trump: "Don't vote for a killer." The actor endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and called on fellow Americans to back the Democrats as it was a matter of life and death in an Instagram video, captioned: Vote to live. The fight got personal for the actor after the pandemic ravaged her family, taking the lives of her grandmother and godmother. Last week, she announced that her sister, who has underlying health conditions, and her sister's husband were also diagnosed with coronavirus, reported USA Today. Sharon Stone backed Kamala Harris as vice president and said that Americans desperately needed women in power, to "fight for our families."
"You, the people in the middle of our country, are at great risk of dying from Coronavirus," the actor, 62, told the people of Montana in a video posted on her Instagram page. She accused the officials of constantly lying to mask the true danger of the pandemic, causing many to ignore the guidelines issued by the CDC. "People are dying and fighting for their lives because there's nothing but lies," said Stone.
Stone accused the officials of not conducting enough tests in Montana and believes it cost her family dearly. The Basic Instinct actor believes her mother might also be an asymptomatic carrier of the virus but says she hasn't been able to get her tested. With Stone's mother having had two heart attacks, five stents and a pacemaker in the space of five months, contracting coronavirus could prove fatal to her. Despite such heavy risks, the actor has been unable to get her mother tested due to the poor state of testing in the area. According to Chicago Tribune, Montana has reported more than 5,600 confirmed coronavirus cases and 82 deaths.
The actor accused Montana of not providing tests even for healthcare workers. Stone revealed that nurses treating her sister, Kelly, and her sister's husband, Bruce, couldn't get tested because there were not enough tests available at the hospital. "The stress, the strain, the exhaustion that's happening in that hospital is met with conflict around the courthouse where people are carrying guns and saying that it's their freedom not to have to wear a mask," said she.
Brutal terrible reality of @sharonstone’s sister’s and brother-in-law in ICU for Covid in Montana. Her grandmother and godmother also died of #COVID19. And nobody in their hospital, not even the nurses, can get tested. No access to Remdesivir either. Incredibly sad all around. https://t.co/HIN0iDlV0Q— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 17, 2020
The actor had blamed anti-maskers after her sister contracted coronavirus after only visiting a pharmacy. Kelly has lupus which has compounded her health condition. "One of you non-mask wearers did this," wrote Stone as she posted images of her sister's hospital room. "She does not have an immune system... There is no testing in her county unless you are symptomatic, and even then it’s 5-day wait for results. Can YOU FACE THIS ROOM ALONE? Wear a mask! For yourself and others. Please." Lupus is an autoimmune disease that most commonly affects the skin, joints, kidneys, and heart, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. Those who have lupus are at a higher risk if they contract Coroanvirus due to a poor immune system.
Stone also accused Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, of not returning her calls, and said the health department was hanging up on her. "They keep saying that the risks are so small, that you might not die and it'll be fine but I'm telling you what's going on in my family. My grandmother died of Coronavirus. My Godmother died of Coronavirus." Fellow celebrities empathized with Stone and posted messages of support.
Stone is leveraging her platform to call on Americans to vote and save their own families. "The only thing that's gonna change this is if you vote. And if you vote for Biden and if you vote for Kamala Harris," said Stone, endorsing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris. Stone said it was imperative to have women in positions of power. "With women in power, we will fight for our families. We will fight for people to live. And we will fight for people to get tested," she said. "Because the only countries that are doing well with Coronavirus are the ones that have women in leadership." More than 170,000 people have died from coronavirus in America.
Though the actor didn't take Donald Trump by name, it evident was evident she was referring to the president while addressing the mess in the country. “Please vote. And please, whatever you do, don’t vote for a killer.”
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