Friday, August 14, 2020

Stars of ‘Contagion’ come together to offer coronavirus advice

The stars of Contagion reunited to offer coronavirus advice. They shared videos on YouTube, warning people about the severity of the issue. The Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University reached out to the cast and asked if they would do some PSAs for everybody that might be helpful.

About the film

This film was released in 2011 and is directed by the prolific filmmaker, Stephen Soderbergh. Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sanaa Lathan have played an outstanding role in the film. The plot concerns the spread of a hypothetical virus which results in a massive outbreak in the whole world. This pandemic causes several deaths until a vaccine is invented to stop it from spreading.

Actors reunite to spread an important message

Source: www.tvnz.co.nz

In the video posted by Kate Winslet, she said that she had played the role of an epidemiologist trying to stop the spread of a hypothetical virus in the film. To play the role, she had to meet some public health professionals who taught her that the most important thing to do in such a situation is to wash one’s hands.

wash your hands like your life depends on it.

kate winslet

She emphasizes the need to wash hands because there is only one way to get infected from the novel Covid-19, which is, to come in direct contact with the droplets from the cough or the sneeze of an infected person.

Matt Damon, who played the role of a guy who was immune to the hypothetical virus in the film, confirms that the things they said on the video had been vetted by public health experts and scientists. He points out the difference between a situation caused by a hypothetical virus and a real-life pandemic.

I have no reason to believe that i am immune to Covid-19 and neither do you.

Matt Damon

He highlights the need to practice social distancing. He also breaks the myth that ‘healthy persons are less likely to get infected from the coronavirus’ by pointing out that almost 40% of the people hospitalized in this pandemic are under 55.

People infected by COVID-19 usually show mild and moderate symptoms but in certain cases, it might also result in pneumonia and death.

Join our writing team and develop your writing skills, as you see your articles featured on Apple NewsGoogle News, and all around the worldSubscribe to our newsletter, What Just Happened, where we dive deep into the hottest topics from the week!

More from Entertainment – News Landed

+ Netflix Maska Review: “My bun maska is my Ikigai”
New movies, TV shows, and Netflix productions halted by coronavirus pandemic
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson give coronavirus update: “We feel better.”

Popular Stories – News Landed

US Space Force launches first mission amid coronavirus pandemic
Uranus is leaking its atmosphere into space, NASA data shows
FDA approves five-minute coronavirus test by Abbott Laboratories
+ Shocking possibility of coronavirus spreading by fecal-oral transmission

Comment Below

Featured Stories

More about the blue hole in the ocean, scientists reveal

We have enough ideas about the space and the planets revolving around, rather than the oceans, which...

Twitter account One Perfect Shot gets the HBO MAX series!

One Perfect Shot is a Twitter account that shares with the public the best and most iconic images...

Latest Stories

The Obesity epidemic may be on its way

The pandemic of COVID-19 is already causing many direct effects on health, as we saw in the...

FIA all set to change the F1 qualifying format with a major change

FIA is set to make a major change to F1 qualifying, which can affect Mercedes and some...

A new study discloses how the sun initiates skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world that humans develop as time passes; more...

Related Stories

Dental work need to be postponed during this time, WHO insists

At this time of the virus outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has circulated a new notice. Avoid your...

Wrath of COVID-19 hits the United Kingdom the hardest, steepest GDP fall

Recession has kicked in, in one of the biggest economies. United Kingdoms’ recession is the worst, as the output shark by 20.4% in the second quarter of 2020, the worst on record pushing the country deep into damage.