The Covid-19 has effected me and my community in a dramatic form and fashion.
Being that I am a social impact documentary film maker, I have been able to witness first had the misunderstanding that those in power have when it comes to informing the homeless about the Coronavirus.
I find it very disturbing that the homeless were the last on the totem pole to become aware of the pandemic, when those of the mainstream of society were fully educated about shelter in place and the dangers the Covid-19 projected.
As I laid calmly on my bed, watching the local news, I suddently realized that all they were speaking on behalf of was the mainstream of society when it came down to providing information about the nessesary steps one should take to avoid coming in contact with the deadly virus.
It was the Almighty that then spoken to me, letting me know that it was I myself who had to step into the moment and do something.
I relayed the message to my adult daughter who resided in San Francisco and asked her to come on board along with me going out on the streets of the bay area and educating the homeless about the Covid-19 along with the dangers that it posed.
I believed that she was the perfect candidate, being that I had practiclly raised her from coast to coast while being homeless for almost two decades. She also had very strong ties in the homeless community in the Bay area which was also a plus.
So off to Frisco we went. On our first outing, we descovered that only half of the one hundred homeless individuals that we spoken with were unaware of the pandemic, while those who were aware barely followed the protocols of steering away from the Covid-19.
I am afraid that this same accurance my take place in the future if we as the American people do not consider the homeless to be a part of the general population
Submitted by Eric Protein Moseley, Los Angeles County – Los Angeles.