Due to the situation of current health crisis, the movie ‘Contagion’ has regained popularity. The tape of 2011, it has the rapid progress of a virus to affect millions of people in the world. The protagonists of this film have come together to talk about the coronavirus.
Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne and Jennifer Ehle have participated in a series of videos to combat the disinformation about the COVID-19, an initiative driven by the College of Public Health at Columbia University. The scientists of this institution acted as advisors for the film.
Kate Winslet played an epidemiologist in the film. “If you feel overwhelmed or a little helpless in this moment, this is something that we can all do to make a difference”says the actress, before explaining the scientific reason for that washing hands with water and soap prevents the spread. “The health of our society is literally in your hands“.
Matt Damon played a man who was immune to the virus: “That was in the movie, this is real life. I do not have reasons to believe that I am immune to the COVID-19 and your not, no matter how young you are“. In his message, Damon explains the need for the isolation and social distancing, in addition to the importance of the event to what the experts say and the authorities. “Other generations have been forced to do extraordinary things. We are just are asking for us to stay at home”.
Laurence Fishburne also insists on the need to avoid physical contact and tells us that this virus forces us to change our way of living. Fishburne remembers a scene from the movie: “There is a scene in ‘Contagion’ on the tradition of the handshake. Stretched the hand to show the person that you reunías not had a gun. Now, it is as if all we were to bring a weapon and we are not even aware of it”.
Jennifer Ehle talks about the virus and possible vaccines: “First, this is not a virus or chinese virus that has no effect on the young, healthy people. It is a virus novel, and that means that our immune systems have never been exposed to it. Until there is no treatment or vaccine for each one of us runs the risk of getting it. How long will it take a vaccine? A range of between 16 to 18 months“. Ehle, who plays a scientist who helps discover a vaccine in ‘Contagion’, explains that it takes time to find a vaccine, and especially to prove that it is safe.
Marion Cotillard sends his message from France to warn americans what might happen if you do not listen to the experts: “In that future, we see our health systems are collapsing while the virus spreads uncontrollably. In that case, we lose time culpándonos between us and the racism and misinformation do more harm to our society than the virus”.
Gwyneth Paltrow also insists in making the case to the experts
Gwyneth Paltrow has shared an image of how he came back from making the purchase. The actress wears gloves and face mask while carrying several bags back home. In your text emphasizes the importance of maintaining the distances: “We must take seriously the orders and not abuse the freedoms that we still have“. Send a message of support to all who are affected by, or fear of this situation: “What we will overcome and I’ll bet that our humanity will shine more than ever”.
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@bradfalchuk and I were grateful to learn our local farmers market was open this morning; we walked there (keeping lots of distance) and donned masks and gloves eleven we got nearer to the market, only taking them off when we were almost home and there were no other pedestrians in close proximity. Yesterday I heard tales of crowded hiking trails and parks. Although we are all on a learning curve and aren’t always perfect as we figure out this temporary new normal, we must take the orders seriously and not abuse the freedoms we still have; grocery store and essential errand runs, bike rides or walks (being disciplined about correct protocol). It’s not the time for denial. We must take this seriously and shelter in place. It’s time for nesting, reading, cleaning out closets, doing something you’ve always wanted to do (write a book, learn an instrument or a language or learn to code online, draw or paint) going through photos, cooking, and reconnecting on a deeper level with the people you love. I find hope in the generosity, love, protection and care I see and feel through out our country everyday and my heart goes out to everyone directly affected or simply in fear. We will get through and I bet you our humanity will shine like never before ??