Rep. Maxine Waters Recently Lost Her Sister To The Coronavirus Pandemic
Very sad news. California Representative Maxine Waters recently revealed that her sister passed away due to complications from the coronavirus. Last month, we reported that she shared this news, on the senate floor, as they were getting ready to vote on a $480 billion for COVID-19. At the time, Maxine Waters stated:
“I’m going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is dying in a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri right now, infected by the coronavirus.”
“It is one of the most painful things that I’ve ever had to experience in my life, she had suffered. And so we are going through a very difficult time. It was not easy, but in many ways, I’m so glad she’s out of pain.”
She explained that her sister, like many other African-American seniors, was living in an assisted care facility, which the congresswoman said could be a dangerous environment for the vulnerable.
“The nursing home is the only place we have for many of our seniors, many of whom have outlived their families, that’s where they go. And now these nursing homes are like a petri dish for the continued development of this virus that is killing us.”
Maxine also makes a strong statement urging black people to take care of themselves,
“I want Black people to do everything that they can to take care of themselves, I want them to be aware that they gotta have masks. They can’t go out. They can’t party. They can’t be in groups. I want them to isolate as much as they can. I want us to honor all of that. I want us to be patient with all of that.”
We send our condolences to Rep. Maxine Waters and her family.