Use the power of the famous, but without them. That is what is proposed by the initiative Pass the Mic (Pass the Mic), organised by the global movement One, of the struggle against poverty and disease and that was co-founded by the singer Bono. Through this idea, a handful of celebrities are going to provide this platform to their social networks for a day each, for use by experts, technicians, world leaders to talk about the coronavirus. The initiative was these days two stars: Julia Roberts and dr Anthony Fauci.
“The next few weeks, our celebrity friends lend their accounts in social networks every day in solidarity with the ‘true stars’, the experts of this global pandemic, giving voice to tell you how it is really the first line of this struggle”, explains One in their social profiles, in which they announce that the first that you are going to chat with these experts will be Julia Roberts. “Unite to us because Roberts passes the microphone to dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of the united States, to begin our series. Because none of us will be safe until all are safe”, adds the site to their profiles.
In addition to Roberts, were provided to the initiative a multitude of familiar faces. Among them actresses and actors such as Penelope Cruz, Hugh Jackman, Robin Wright, Rita Wilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Millie Bobbie Brown (Stranger Things), Shailene Woodley (of the saga Divergent), David Oyelowo (Selma), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) or Connie Britton (American Horror Story).
One already announced part of the chat between Roberts and Fauci, that in these months it became one of the most well known faces for americans. The professional is the main epidemiologist of the team that fights against the COVID-19 in the united States and, at 79, is one of the figures most appreciated in the fight to eradicate the pandemic. Her face became so popular that even to the end of April, Brad Pitt as mimicked in the program Saturday Night Live.
In the chat between both of them, Fauci explains that the biggest problem right now are “the huge differences in health” in the different countries of the world, and that there are areas that have a health system is very weak can hardly give response to the pandemic. “And we have a moral responsibility to people from all over the world,” says Fauci before the interested gaze of Roberts.