Kumail Nanjiani Says He Feels "Hopeless And Helpless" Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases

The usually optimistic Kumail Nanjiani is beginning o feel "hopeless and helpless" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kumail Nanjiani is feeling "hopeless and helpless" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 42-year-old actor admitted a long period of quarantine with his vulnerable wife, Emily V. Gordon, has taken its toll and he is starting to find things "hard" due to a lack of leadership and constructive solutions in the US.

He tweeted: "I’m sorry. I’m generally a very optimistic person & have fought to keep positive these last few months. But today is hard. We are heading into a massive Covid spike & the people who are supposed to protect us are doing nothing & blaming us for being concerned.

“We’ve been in quarantine for 8 months because my wife is in a high risk group. We feel let down by our country. But it’s not about us. We’re the lucky ones. Over 226,000 people have died. That’s so many families destroyed. People have lost their homes, their jobs.(sic)"

The Eternals star hit out at the way suppression efforts have been "politicised" and admitted he was amazed at how different the response has been in other countries.

He continued: "And this was all preventable. I look at the Covid cases & deaths in other countries & it feels like they’re in another world. Are they dealing with the same disease we are? I guess that’s the difference. They’re dealing with it. We’re not.

"We politicized every suppression effort. Wearing masks is a sign of weakness. Protecting your friends, family, neighbors is a sign of weakness.

"Getting your heart broken every day by rising cases is a sign of weakness. Worrying that the next text will contain unthinkable news is a sign of weakness. Sleepless nights because what will happen if the person laying next to you in bed gets sick is a sign of weakness. Science is a sign of weakness.

"We could have done so much more to prevent all these losses. But it’s not his fault. It’s China’s fault. 8 months& we’re still here.(sic)"

Kumail is usually able to focus on the "positive" but found Sunday (Oct 25) a struggle so asked his followers to provide him with a list of "worthy causes" he could support.

He concluded: "I feel like I work hard to keep all these doors closed in my mind, to try and keep all these scary/sad/devastating thoughts out of my head. Focus on the positive. Donate to worthy causes. People are doing fantastic work out there. Most days it works. But not today. I guess I have nothing constructive to say.

" Just be careful out there. I’m afraid we have a couple of bad months ahead of us. And I feel hopeless & helpless today.

"Actually, pls respond with worthy organizations we can donate to. I’m gonna try & crawl back to optimism now.(sic)" 

— BANG 

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