Kumail Nanjiani shared raw information about his mental health on Sunday as he resented the United States’ agitated response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 42-year-old actor and comedian admitted on Twitter that he felt “hopeless and helpless” in the eighth month of quarantine, as cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in the United States.
The big sick star was more vigilant than many others, as his wife Emily W. Gordon was considered at high risk if she contracted a coronavirus.
Down the dump: Kumail Nanjani, 42, said he felt “hopeless and helpless” and “disappointed” with his country on Twitter on Sunday as COVID-19 cases rose in the United States; shown in April 2019
Kumail wrote that he was “generally a very optimistic person” and said he was doing his best to remain positive about the pandemic star.
– But today it is difficult. “We are heading for a massive spike in Kovid and the people who are supposed to protect us are doing nothing and accusing us of being concerned,” he wrote.
“We have been in quarantine for 8 months because my wife is in a high-risk group,” he continued, adding that they felt “disappointed with our country.”
“But it’s not about us.” We are the lucky ones. More than 226,000 people have died. These are so many families destroyed. People have lost their homes, their jobs.
The Eternals star says much of the death and destruction is “preventable” and marvels at how well other countries are keeping the virus under control.
Sitting at home: Kumail wrote that he and his wife Emily W. Gordon had been in quarantine for “8 months” in a long thread on Twitter, in response to the corrupt response to US COVID-19
Inevitably: He accused both President Donald Trump and masked advocates of making the pandemic far worse in the United States than most other developed countries.
“Are they dealing with the same disease as us?” I guess that’s the difference. They handle it. They were not. We have politicized all efforts to suppress, ”he continued.
“Wearing masks is a sign of weakness. Protecting your friends, family, neighbors is a sign of weakness. Breaking your heart every day from growing cases is a sign of weakness. Concerns that the next text will contain unthinkable news are a sign of weakness.
“We could have done a lot more to prevent all these losses. But he is not guilty. It’s China’s fault, “he said, citing President Donald Trump and his repeated allegations that China was to blame for the spread of the coronavirus.
“I feel like I’m working on Philly [sic] it’s hard to keep all these doors closed in my mind, to try not to keep all these scary / sad / devastating thoughts out of my head, “he wrote, although his strategy temporarily failed.
“I guess I have nothing constructive to say,” he wrote in a triumphant tone. “Just be careful there.” I’m afraid we have a few bad months ahead of us. Even today I feel hopeless and helpless. ‘
Kumail ended his Twitter thread by encouraging his followers to list worthy charities he and his wife can donate to.
Risky: Kumail and Emily had to remain vigilant as she was considered high risk due to her previous diagnosis of Steele’s disease; shown in 2017
Real Life: He and Emily wrote the 2017 film The Big Sick about her attack of the disease and her time in a coma in the early days of their relationship; in the photo with Zoe Kazan, who played Emily
The finished comic married Emily in 2007 and their dramatic courtship became the basis of their dramatic drama The Big Sick from 2017.
The couple co-wrote the film about the early days of their relationship, when Emily became seriously ill with what was later diagnosed as Steele’s disease, a rare auto-inflammatory disease.
In the film, her character (played by Zoe Kazan) is placed in a medical coma while doctors struggle to treat and diagnose her.
It is only when Kumail remembers the details of an earlier minor injury that they are able to understand what it is and find an effective treatment.
The film also had commercial success, earning $ 56.4 million for a budget of $ 5 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Emily was immunocompromised because of her illness, so she and her husband were especially vigilant to stay as far apart as possible, socially distance themselves, and wear masks when they were close to others.
Bank referral: The film also had commercial success, earning $ 56.4 million against a $ 5 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo; shown in 2015