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“It’s killing people”

In an interview with NBC’s Today Show, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks had some choice word for people who do not take steps to protect themselves and others from the spread of the coronavirus.

“Look, there’s no law against ignorance,” Hanks said. “It’s not illegal to have opinions that are wrong. But there is a darkness on the edge of town here folks, and let’s not confuse the fact: it’s killing people.”

“We don’t know what’s going to happen with Covid-19. The idea of doing one’s part, though, should be so simple: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands,” Hanks added.

“That alone means you are contributing to the betterment of your house, your work, your town, your society as a whole. And it’s such a small thing.”

Hanks and his wide, fellow actor Rita Wilson, have both recovered from Covid-19 after testing positive in Australia in March. “We felt rotten,” he said. “I had body aches – crippling, cracking body aches.”