You know Cardi B.
Earlier this week, Cardi took To Twitter to share details about how often her and the people on her team get tested for COVID-19 every week.
She didn’t specify whether it costs $250 per person on her team, so if you assume that Cardi and her team are charged that much per round of testing, that means she’s paying $1,000 a week for COVID-19 tests.
That…seems like a lot of money for multiple COVID-19 tests every week!
When a Twitter user made that point, Cardi explained that the price of COVID-19 testing rises sharply when it comes to private testing.
Cardi went on to explain that paying for the testing is a necessity because of potential legal necessities — and she also stated that she believes the government should “be paying for healthcare workers we pay out our own pockets.”
After another Twitter user suggested that Cardi’s ability to pay for testing was a “luxury,” she clarified that she was addressing “How Covid is becoming a business and if this was part of the plan. How ya getting mad at me because it’s a requirement to get tested?”
Cardi also dropped some insight when it came to who’s required to get tested in the entertainment industry and why.
COVID-19 is still spreading across the United States. There are safety precautions you can take in your everyday life to prevent getting or giving COVID-19: wear a mask, practice social distancing, and get tested when necessary. Head to the CDC’s website for information about how to get a COVID-19 test in your state.