Édgar Ramírez penned a heartbreaking letter about how hard it is to get vaccines in his home country of Venezuela. In it he revealed that his grandmother, aunt, uncle, and agent had all recently died of COVID after being unable to get the vaccine.
Ramírez, who starred as Gianni Versace in Ryan Murphy‘s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and is currently in Jungle Cruise, said on Instagram:
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. 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,
To learn more about where you and loved ones can get a free COVID-19 vaccine near you:
- Visit vaccines.gov
- Call 1-800-232-0233
- Text your zip code to 438829
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