She showed pictures of what her hospital room is really like.

Olivia Harvey
Aug 17, 2020 @ 10:35 am
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Sharon Stone is pleading with her fellow Americans to wear a mask and change the tide of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with their vote come November. Sharon’s sister, Kelly Stone, is currently in the hospital battling COVID-19 and “not doing well,” as Sharon said in a recent Instagram post.

“My sister Kelly, who already has lupus, now has COVID-19. This is her hospital room. One of you Non-Mask wearers did this,” Sharon wrote in an August 15th Instagram post. “She does not have an immune system. The only place she went was the pharmacy."

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, and Kelly was already immunocompromised and was taking the proper precautions, according to Sharon, when she contracted COVID-19.

She continued, “There is no testing in her county unless you are symptomatic, & then it’s 5 day wait for results. Can YOU FACE THIS ROOM ALONE? Wear a mask! For yourself and others. Please.”

Kelly also took to Instagram on August 15th to give people a first-hand look into what it’s like to be an immunocompromised person with coronavirus.

“I beg you to know that this is real,” Kelly tearfully said in her video. “I’m gasping for every breath, with oxygen. Please do this for the people that you love. Stand behind more tests, more masks, demanding everyone wear a mask. You never ever want to feel like this. I promise you.”

She signed off, “I only have love in my heart and it’s breaking for people that can’t breathe.”

Earlier this week, Kelly posted a photo from March showing herself and her husband, Bruce, having just arrived to their “paradise in Montana” to wait out the pandemic, believing that “COVID wouldn’t and couldn’t” find them.

“No shopping, no parties, barely saw a human,” she wrote. “Now fighting for a breath. You don’t want covid.”

In an August 16th followup post, Sharon told her followers that Bruce is also in a coronavirus-designated room in the same ward as Kelly. Sharon explained that Montana's testing regulations state that you must be symptomatic to get tested. Not only does this mean that COVID-ward nurses cannot get tested unless they are showing signs of the disease, but it also means that asymptomatic carriers could be spreading the virus unknowingly, especially if they’re one of the many who believe it’s their “right” to not wear a mask.

“My grandmother died of COVID and my godmother died of COVID,” Sharon said on Instagram.

“My sister and her husband are fighting for their lives, and my sister is not doing well...When they say there are tests for everyone they are lying.” She also added that local state officials are not answering her calls or are hanging up on her when she demands change.

She then urged her followers to take matters into their own hands. “The only thing that’s going to change this is if you vote, and if you vote for [Joe] Biden and if you vote for Kamala Harris.”

Sharon said, “With women in power, we will fight for our families. We will fight for people to live, and we will fight for people to get tested.”

Listen to Sharon: Wear your mask. Exercise your right to vote. Call your state officials and demand better testing. We have to all do what we can.

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