FILE PHOTO: 24th Critics Alternative Awards – Arrivals – Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 13, 2019 – Julia Roberts. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/
(Reuters) – Actors Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman and Millie Bobby Brown are among the many celebrities who will flip over their social media accounts to well being consultants to share details and promote a science-driven method to preventing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roberts, who received an Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich,” kicks off the undertaking on Thursday by interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments.
The #PassTheMic initiative is organized by world nonprofit ONE Marketing campaign which goals to highlight “well being and financial consultants … discussing a worldwide response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.” The emphasis is on information, science and details.
In keeping with ONE, the celebs will flip over their social media accounts for sooner or later to frontline staff, well being, financial and different consultants.
Within the interview with Roberts on her private social media account, Fauci says the primary drawback to unravel is “the extraordinary well being disparities” between nations.
“Proper now, in case you take southern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, components of Asia, South America and even components of the Caribbean as areas that don’t have the healthcare system to have the ability to reply the way in which one can reply in New York or L.A. or New Orleans or Chicago, now we have actually an ethical duty for individuals all through the world,” Fauci mentioned.
Most of the collaborating celebrities have an enormous social-media footprint. Roberts, Jackman and Brown have a mixed whole of about 71 million followers on Instagram alone.
Different celebrities participating within the marketing campaign embrace Penelope Cruz, David Oyelowo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rainn Wilson and Shailene Woodley.
Reporting by Alicia Powell in New York; Writing by Matthew Lewis; Enhancing by Lisa Shumaker
— to uk.reuters.com