During the early weeks of the pandemic actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson contracted the virus. Hanks spoke with People magazine and is now going the media in mask shaming Americans.
“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” he was quoted as saying. “Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things — I just think shame on you.”
Hanks and Wilson were diagnosed with the virus while in Australia in March. He was doing pre-production work on an Elvis Presley film in which Hanks will be playing Colonel Tom Parker, the singer’s manager.
Wilson had some scheduled performances in the country to support her new album.
When the two returned to America they donated their plasma to help find a vaccine for the virus.
Hanks wants Americans to “do their part” and stop the spread of the virus.
“It’s very basic,” he said during the press release for the film he wrote as well as stars in.” If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”
As American tries to reopen cases have started to rise in some states around the country. However, deaths continue to drop as of the writing of this post and the cases that hospitals are seeing are not as severe, mainly because the demographic of people catching the virus are younger.
Cases in Florida have started to drop from the spike of over 9,000 cases a day over the past few days however, cases are still hovering around 5,000-6,000 a day, the median age of infection is the mid-30s.
Georgia is also seeing a spike similar to Florida however hospitalization has not been an issue and deaths remain low.