I’m Depressed By COVID-19, Racism In U.S – Michelle Obama
Former First Lady Michelle Obama says she is battling with depression, citing the covid-19 pandemic and issues of racism in the United States.
She made this known in a recent “The Michelle Obama Podcast.”
Obama said, “I’m waking up in the middle of the night because I’m worrying about something or there’s a heaviness.
“I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low,” she said.
CNN reports that Obama also talked about the racial reckoning in America following the death of George Floyd this summer.
She said it was traumatic to be “waking up to yet another story of a Black man or a Black person somehow being dehumanized, or hurt, or killed, or falsely accused of something.”
She also used the opportunity to take a swipe at those who cared less about the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S, despite the number of people it has killed.
“There’s almost like there’s a limit to our sacrifice and it was about a month and then we just got tired of the virus.
“That’s been disheartening to see so many people who have grown tired of staying at home because the virus didn’t impact them,” she said.
Meanwhile, she and her husband alongside Democratic Party presidential flagbearer, Joe Biden, have made series of video lately, which may not be unconnected to the November 3rd Elections.
They discussed topical issues, particularly with regards to the President Trump administration.