A little less than a month ago, Edgar Ramirez, the “Jungle Cruise” star and Golden Globe nominee, lost his grandmother to Covid-19 due to the non-availability of vaccines in Venezuela. What’s more saddening is that the star lost more loved ones after his grandmother’s death and that too within a month.
Commenting upon the non-availability of vaccines Ramirez opened up,
My heart can’t just take more pain. I am sad, I am frustrated, I am devastated. It’s been weeks and weeks of my family being played, tortured and jerked around by this cruel, treacherous and violent disease which mercilessly ended up killing them all. I can’t stand this void in my chest, this metallic taste in my mouth, this crippling headache that doesn’t seem to soothe,” he wrote. “None of them had been vaccinated. None had access to a vaccine in Venezuela. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of vaccines are being thrown away in the United States because a large number of people don’t want them. It breaks my heart that so many people in this country are willing to snub the very vaccine my family would have taken in an instant.
The 44-year-old actor lost his aunt’s brother-in-law Rafael, who was very close to him and addressed him as a “Dear Friend.” Ramirez also lost his long-time Venezuelan agent, Laureano, who was also a close and dear friend to him.
And if that was not all, the poor soul had to witness the agonizing death of his aunt, Lucy, on Saturday as well. What adds more sorrow to the story is that his uncle Guillermo also collapsed in a matter of hours and passed away on Sunday.
He also shared a long emotional letter on Instagram and motivated people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
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I beg you to please read this post carefully 🙏🏽. It is the most painful and the most intimate thing I have had to publish in my life, but I think it is important to share it,” he wrote on Instagram. “At times, I feel like it is a nightmare from which I am going to wake up, but I know it is not. That this is as real as the air that at this moment it is difficult for me to breathe. In my Instagram feed, right next to this post is an interview I had with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, in which we discussed vital information on how to deal with COVID 19 and the urgent need to get vaccinated, especially those of us who are lucky enough to access to a vaccine. No one who has access to a vaccine should die from COVID 19. Please read this information, watch the interview and please, please share it.
Thank you very much,
Ramirez also added a short interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on his Instagram story to create awareness amongst fans and anyone who views his post. The aim was to discuss important details, precautionary measures, how to deal with Covid-19, and the importance and urgency of getting vaccinated.
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Having lost so many dear ones to the deadly pandemic, Ramirez expressed his feelings,
At times I feel like it is a nightmare from which I am going to wake up, but I know it is not. That this is as real as the air that at this moment it is difficult for me to breathe.’
The actor concluded by saying,
Waves of hopelessness take root in my soul,’ and that none of the deceased had been vaccinated, adding, ‘None of them had access to a vaccine in Venezuela. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of vaccines are being thrown away in the United States because a large number of people don’t want them,’ Ramirez continued…Breaks my heart that so many people in this country are willing to snub the very vaccine my family would have taken in an instant.