Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Her Thoughts On The COVID Situation

She wants to bring to light the plight of underprivileged POCs through her documentary!

Oprah Winfrey, the 68-year-old former talk show host recently publicly criticized a new court ruling this month that lifts compulsory mask mandates on public transportation. She said that it was “too soon” for people to be going around without masks and that she will be continuing wearing masks inside planes.

What does Oprah Winfrey Think About America’s new COVID policies?

Speaking with Los Angeles Times about her latest documentary The Color of Care, the media personality revealed that she was so scared of contracting the viral infection, that she spent 332 days inside her home at the height of the pandemic. She was quarantined at her $40 million mansion in Santa Barbara, California, and even now she is just not ready to let go of the precautions.

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“I personally think it’s too soon to be removing masks from planes. But that’s what people choose to do. And if I were on a commercial plane, I would be one of the people who would still be wearing my mask,” she told the publication.

“And I would be one of the people still wearing my masks in an enclosed building with people who I didn’t know if they were or were not vaccinated. But that is just me. And I certainly accept that there are other people who disagree. I’m OK with that as long as I can wear mine,” she continued.

A little bit on her latest documentary

Oprah Winfrey, other than speaking about the recent relaxation of COVID guidelines in America, also went on to open up about her new documentary and how her fame and wealth have granted her the privilege throughout the pandemic. She has taken this opportunity to tell the stories of thousands of underprivileged POCs for whom the pandemic proved deadly due to racial inequalities and a failing healthcare system.

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“One of the reasons I read all of those stories is because I am appalled, I am stunned. I don’t recognize a country where you’ve lost nearly a million people and there hasn’t been some form of remembering that is significant,” she said.

“…There hasn’t been a communal gathering where there is acknowledgment that this has happened to us. Who are we that there is no acknowledgment, profoundly, in our society that we have lost our loved ones? And at times, we’re not even able to bury our dead,” she added.

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Oprah Winfrey also went on to talk about how she was lucky enough to not lose any family members to COVID. She also acknowledged her privilege in this entire thing. “You can do that when you don’t have to worry about where your next paycheck is coming from. I didn’t have to worry about ”Am I going to have rent? Am I going to be able to get food? Am I going to be able to keep the lights on and am I going to be able to take care of my children?” she said.

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