Jada Rice was like a lot of young people in the first stages of COVID-19, she still went out to enjoy a night out with friends. Unbeknownst to her, a bartender had COVID-19 and four days, she would have it also.
“So first I lost taste, had chills within the same day, and then that Saturday I had a fever of 104,” said Rice.
Just recently, Jada posted how she dealt with mistreatment in the hospital, and it was all due to the George Floyd protests.
“So I know that I shared my COVID experience with everyone, but I just wanted to speak on medical discrimination, negligence, and malpractice. While at Baylor Scott & White in Plano, TX, I feel that I was discriminated against because of my race. My medical concerns went undermined, a few of my nurses were judgmental and cruel; little did I know there was a political agenda behind it all. As many of you know, I acquired COVID from a night out at a bar with some friends. However, after I was placed in the ICU after a cytokine storm which left me unconscious, a nurse asked if I had acquired COVID from protesting for George Floyd.
I was confused as to why she wasn’t the only nurse who asked me that, she then told me that it said that in my file. I felt that it was strongly tied to my mistreatment. However, after they found out I was Jerry Rice’s daughter, everything changed. Although I am grateful for my life, EVERYONE deserves equal medical attention and care. I came face to face with death and I think about the narrative they would have pushed if I would have passed. These were the conversations with one of my nurses. I NEVER PROTESTED, but Black Lives DO Matter.”
Jada said at the time that Jerry Rice took her having COVID extremely hard.
“He was so scared. Like, you could hear the fear in his voice. I think it scared him the most,” said Jada Rice.
“Me being only 24, I didn’t know it would hit me the way it did,” said Rice.
Thank goodness she has since recovered.