TWITTER REACTS AS SURGEON GENERAL ASKS KYLIE JENNER FOR HELP IN PANDEMIC – (03/20/2020)
Social media was split after America’s top doctor called on Kylie Jenner to help during the coronavirus epidemic. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said: “What I really think we need to do [is] get our influencers. We need to get Kylie Jenner and social media influencers out there, in helping folks understand that look, this is serious, this is absolutely serious. People are dying.”
He noted that the 22-year-old holds more sway with kids than their parents do, and that if they continue to ignore the risks, more people will get sick.
“We are seeing new data from Italy that suggests that young people may be at higher risk than what we previously thought,” he said.
“But think about your grandfather, think about your grandmother, think about the fact you’re spreading disease that could ultimately be what kills them,” he told the morning show.
Many reacted on social media with horror. Wrote one: “First it was putting @jaredkushner in charge now it’s @KylieJenner the Americans are asking for help? God help us all…!!!”
But others were in: “Absolutely…..anyone who has a audience needs to do their part.”
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian reveals that she and her family are practicing with health officials preach regarding social distancing.
She captioned a shot of herself and Jenner: “I was organizing my photos in my phone and found this. Miss my sisters but we are all social distancing and staying away from each other all separately self quarantined. It’s hard but we have to do this for our safety and for everyone else’s. PLEASE do not ignore the severity of the warnings to stay inside to stop the spread of this virus. We will all get through this! #TogetherApart.”
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EVANGELINE LILLY SLAMS SELF-QUARANTINING – (03/20/2020)
Well, that’s one way to approach the pandemic. Lost star Evangeline Lilly, 40, took to Instagram to share here unique way of handling the coronavirus panic.
She noted that she is acting as if everything is normal, despite public health officials’ advice: “Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual.”
Fans responded with concern, and she revealed that she is living with her father, who has stage 4 leukemia, and that it was her decision to make: “I am also immune compromised at the moment.I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices.”
Responding to one comment, Lilly added that the strictures are too extreme for her taste: “Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law [sic] for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu. It’s unnerving…Let’s be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious — keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power.”
She also floated the idea that a conspiracy was afoot: “There’s ‘something’ every election year.”
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RITA ORA TEAMS UP WITH SIR BOB GELDOF TO DESIGN CORONAVIRUS EMBLEM – (03/20/2020)
Rita Ora has teamed up with Sir Bob Geldof to create an emblem aimed at raising awareness for the coronavirus pandemic.
They joined forces to help design a symbol for the UN Foundation and the World Health Organization (WHO) for their COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the charity set up to help those in need during the ongoing spread of coronavirus.
Ora said it was Geldof’s idea to create the emblem – which features a germ inside a peace symbol – to “remind us all that we have a battle to fight together.” She explained, “So I took the symbol of the peace sign, the CNDP [National Congress for the Defence of the People] sign, the classic ‘60s peace sign, and I wanted to put the virus on it because this is about playing your part, spreading the knowledge. So I feel like I’ve noticed that some people still don’t know what they need to do…. Even by spreading this sign, it shows that knowledge, that you can actually just divert all of the information to this one website.”
As well as launching alongside an instruction page to offer some guidance on what to do amid the pandemic, the emblem has also been made into merchandise, which will help to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Items including hoodies, t-shirts, hats, and stickers can be purchased from stopthespread.shop, with prices ranging from $8 to $50.
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DANIEL DAE KIM SHARES CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSIS: Lost star Daniel Dae Kim revealed Thursday that he has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Kim wrote on social media: “Hi everyone- yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Looks like I’ll be ok, but I wanted share my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all, healthy.” He also offered to donate antibodies to researchers in a bid to help them find a cure.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL POSTPONED: The Cannes Film Festival has officially been postponed. It will no longer take place May 12-23, organizers say. It may be pushed to the end of June, or the beginning of July. The festival said in a statement, “At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the Covid-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.”
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