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Oprah Winfrey: “For Covid I didn’t leave home for 322 days”

Oprah Winfrey talked about her life during Covid, on the occasion of the presentation of her new documentary The Color of Care, on the theme of racial inequalities within the health system.

“I haven’t been out of the house for 322 days, literally.” So Oprah Winfrey described her life during the pandemic to The Los Angeles Times, on the occasion of the presentation of her new documentary The Color of Care, on the theme of racial inequalities within the American health system.

In telling about her, the icon of American TV confided that she had not found any difficulty in experiencing prolonged isolation. “I was so careful about taking care of myself that my friends started making fun of me,” confided Oprah, stressing that having been used to being in front of an audience of 350 people every day, twice a day, for The Oprah Winfrey Show, being alone was a way to appreciate the present.

“I’ve been able to be with myself in a way that I haven’t been able to for years, because usually, even if I take some time for myself, I think about what the next thing is to do. Overall, I was able to adapt because I have the capacity and the really strong sense of being in this present moment and living it without having to worry about the aftermath”.

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A privileged condition from which Oprah Winfrey started to reflect on the theme of her documentary. “You can experience it this way when you don’t have to worry about your next paycheck. When you don’t have to ask yourself, “Will I get the rent? Will I be able to get some food? Will I be able to keep the lights on and will I be able to take care of my children? ”. After reading an article about Gary Fowler’s death from Covid, an African American man bounced from hospital to hospital and died at home, sitting in his chair in the living room, with severe breathing difficulties.

In The Color of Care, Oprah Winfrey has chosen to tell the stories of several families affected by Covid and victims of health discrimination. “What Covid has laid bare is that the inequalities that are suffered in many other areas of life increase the great inequality that is experienced within the health system. I want people to be aware that, due to the color of your skin, you can be discriminated against in receiving the right medical care.”


Michael Zippo
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Sources: Oggi, VanityFair, IO Donna


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