Follow up to my article yesterday, one of my readers pointed out that he is a black Zimbabwean researcher in New Zealand who has been involved in the research and analysis of Covid 19 deaths. He said that, Yes black people are more likely to get Covid 19 than white people, according to proportions. He said that the ratio of black people to white people shows that black people within their population are more likely to die from Covid. He said in New Zealand they have only had 2 black cases of Coronavirus but still according to WHO data on Covid, black people are the high-risk group. He argued that I am spreading an uninformed message and I should focus on WHO data.
Firstly I already have a HUGE problem with the World Health Organisation and would never trust them to tell me the time of the day if my clock was broken. Thats how much I ‘value’ any information which comes from WHO, but that’s another blog for another day.
Now, I have read the above narrative over and over in the mainstream media that Black people in the diaspora within their own communities are dying more than white people in their own communities even though they are a minority, so that gives them the justification to claim that Black people die of Coronavirus more than white people.
I still throw this crazy ratio statistic in the bin, I chose not to even go there in my article yesterday because I never thought it was worth mentioning as it is total bullshit to me, excuse my French. But then if I am going to have Zimbabwean black researchers coming to back this ridiculous claim, then I will write about the black Covid deaths, especially in the UK where I live. I will warn my readers this is a long read, but I could not take away from what I wanted to emphasize.
About UK black Covid 19 cases, they even had Idris Elba, the most famous black man in the UK make a bizarre video out of the blue claiming that he had Coronavirus with no symptoms just to prove a point that black people get Coronavirus, that’s how desperate they are to make this a black plague.
Now, if you are a Fireman, obviously you are more at risk of dying from fire. If you are a soldier, you are more at risk of dying during war. If you are a black man in the USA you are 10 times more likely to be killed by a white policeman. So its so sad to have to state this obvious reality that if you are a nurse, you are more at risk of catching Covid 19 whilst working on the wards. Worse more if you are a nurse who works like a donkey and subjects themselves to unnecessary risks without adequate PPE, you are even twice more likely to get Covid 19.
That’s the case with black people in the UK during this pandemic, who are mostly NHS frontline workers, especially black Zimbabweans. This is not a case of “Black people more likely to get Covid 19 than white people because of something inherent in them which makes them more prone.” That is literally spinning something they create to suit their racist narrative. If you are a black person in the UK and you are not a nurse or NHS keyworker, No, you are not likely to get Covid 19 than white people. There is nothing in your DNA which makes you more prone. No one is more likely to get Covid 19 because of their black skin, this a white people pandemic hence it’s dominating in the USA and Europe the most.
So for them to keep pushing this blanket statement that “Black people are likely to die from Covid 19 than white people”, is a blatant lie. Black people are not randomly dying of the virus as white people are, hence not many cases in Africa. The black people who are dying of Covid 19 in the UK are mostly NHS frontline workers. Zimbabweans are making a big number of that because most Zimbabweans in the UK are nurses. There are thousands of Zimbabweans in the UK, and I believe 90% of them are NHS nurses.
Let me tell you something about Zimbabweans, especially those in the UK, they love to WORK. When I say Zimbabweans, I don’t mean every single one of them obviously, this is a figure of speech in writing. I always get Zimbabweans getting their knickers in a twist each time I say Zimabweans do this and that. They cry, “Stop saying Zimbabweans, say “some”. They don’t get that when you are writing you can’t go around saying “some” in every sentence, common sense should tell you that when you write about a group of people, you are talking about the “majority.” Again it’s so sad that I have to explain this to Zimbabweans.
Now back to my point, Zimbabweans in the UK love to work. So it can’t be a surprise that black Zimabweans in the UK are dying from Covid 19. From all the deaths I have heard in the UK of Zimbabweans, which is about 30 or 40 if my counting is right, I do believe all of Zimbbawean UK Covid deaths are of nurses according to media reports. But still again, 30 Zimbabwean deaths is such a small proportion compared to the hundreds of thousands of white people who have died of Covid in the UK.
But if you want to talk about ratios and proportions, I believe that most black nurses in the United Kingdom are actually Zimbabweans and they really are making up “big” numbers of black deaths in the UK.
Today you have Zimbabwean nurses sadly perishing as frontline NHS workers, and I read about them saying nursing is their first calling and they are doing it because they love it. I do not believe that nursing is their calling or passion or all that, these Zimbabweans are nurses because of political and economical reasons.
I lived in the Zimbabwean UK community for 15 years. I came to the UK at 17, I got my visa to come for an interview to train as a nurse.
“Are there no other professions in Zimbabwe, are you all taught that you have to be nurses. Ey Zimbabwe, all doing nursing. Why not engineering or teaching or anything else, why nursing?” This Congolese guy would always tease and mock me when I was a student nurse.
For thousands of Zimbabweans who are nurses in the UK, the truth is they are nurses because it was a way of coming to the UK and getting papers. To do nursing, you didn’t need to pay anything and you got a student bursary every month, then as soon as you graduated you got a work permit, so that is the reason why Zimbabweans are nurses in the UK.
Sadly when I was in the Zimbabwean UK community, I saw enough to make me cringe. Their motto as Zimbabweans was ” We Came Here To Work!” Initially, I was drawn into this mad frenzy of working like a slave. I would “connect” as we called it, going from one shift to another without any break or sleep for days. If you didn’t work like a donkey, Zimbabweans would brand you lazy. For me I faced a lot of pressure from my ex-husband and his family, they all work like donkeys in the care industry, so I had to keep up. I remember one Christmas, I was only 18 years old, and I spent about 5 days at work without going home, “connecting” because the rates were higher during Christmas period. It was excruciating and by the end of my “connecting”, I was so exhausted. I told my then-boyfriend that I would never do this again, the money or whatever was not worth the pain, I wanted to live not to survive.
I will not even go into the racism I faced from the staff, who gives you the hardest jobs, gives you the most difficult patients to deal with, on top of insulting you saying, ” Can’t hear what you are saying love,” each time you speak. When you are black you work twice as much as your white colleagues, I experienced this especially in the nursing homes. As if that’s not enough, the patients will be screaming at you saying “Dont touch me with your black hands, your skin is burnt.”
For me as a young black girl it was torture, I felt like a slave, I could not do it. Not for the money, not for my sanity.
I never did anything meaningful with the money either apart from sending it to Zimbabwe to a “family” who hates me. My then-boyfriend who was later to become my husband would argue with me and call me lazy for not “connecting” and say “ Takauya kuno kuzo shanda, We came here to work, Jean.”
This is the reality of Zimbabwean nurses in the UK, some would even collapse and die on buses from exhaustion. They never even did anything tangible with the slave money, as the wisest man Solomon once said, “Do not overwork to become rich, because of your own understanding, cease!” Proverbs 23: 4-5.
Sadly for Zimbabweans in the UK, they will not cease or give up, or even take a break during this global pandemic. They will continue to work like slaves and donkeys even during Coronavirus and say it is their “calling” and literally sacrifice themselves as sheep. Because they are black, they are obviously given the worst jobs in them ICU Units I can imagine.
Now because Zimbabweans make a huge population of black nurses in the UK, WHO will now tell you that black people in the UK are dying more than white people because they are poor and don’t have a strong immune system.
Headlines should read, “Black nurses risking their lives and overworking during the pandemic, which kills mostly white people.” More headlines should read, “Black healthcare workers subjected to terrible working conditions in the UK.” But nah, for them black people die of Covid than white people.
There is no justification for spinning this narrative to make black people the face of Coronavirus or claim that they are more at risk because they are black. They are not at risk, they are just slaves in the UK who are diving into the fire and expecting “Jesus” to save them.
I do have a big Zimbabwean readership, even now I have an article trending in the Zimbabwean community about how Zimbabweans are obsessed with University degrees which don’t improve their lives in any shape or form, so racist statistics from WHO aside, I am pleading with ya’ll Zimbabwean nurses in the UK to just stop this “We came here to work”, madness.
Blood money is not everything. Nothing is worth putting your lives at risk, and remember you are giving white people the reason to say you are weak and don’t eat a balanced diet so you are prone to Coronavirus when this is not even supposed to be your plague or portion in the first place.
I do not care how much double pay you are getting during this pandemic, if you are black and in the diaspora and you work on these Coronavirus Wards, stop making yourselves unnecessary sacrificial sheep and cease! Go home and let them deal with this plague, it is their plague.
It’s so sad that because of this slave mentality from Zimbabweans in the UK, they are certainly contributing on a global scale to the racist agenda from WHO and white researchers who are now making black people the face of Covid 19.
But knowing black Zimbabwean frontline nurses, they will not cease as Solomon advised, apparently being on the ICU wards is their “calling”. More like sacrificial calling, claiming a plague that’s not even yours. They don’t even care about you, so the “calling” you are sacrificing is not worth anything. When they do their “Clap for NHS” in the UK, they are clapping for white nurses and doctors, not you black nurses, thats why they only have images on their Newspaper headlines portraying an NHS of only WHITE keyworkers, when it’s you black nurses who are sacrificing the most and dying.
So I rest my case…
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Mary-Tamar was Jean Gasho