Celebrities to let experts use social media accounts to push COVID-19 info

Hugh Jackman, Julia Roberts, and Millie Bobby Brown are some of the celebrities who announced that they will be giving health experts access to their social media accounts in order to push science-driven approach information regarding COVID-19.

Julia started the project on Thursday by interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Global nonprofit ONE Campaign started the #PassTheMic initiative. Its purpose is to put “health and economic experts … discussing a global response to the global COVID-19 pandemic” in the spotlight. The emphasis is on data, science, and facts.

Celebrities will allow frontline workers, health, economics, and other experts to use their social media accounts for one day, according to ONE.

Fauci said in an interview with Julia, including in her Instagram account, the main problem to solve is “the extraordinary health disparities” between countries.

“Right now, if you take southern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Asia, South America and even parts of the Caribbean as areas that don’t have the healthcare system to be able to respond the way one can respond in New York or L.A. or New Orleans or Chicago, we have really a moral responsibility for people throughout the world,” Fauci said.

Celebrities joining this initiative have a huge social-media footprint. For instance, Julia, Hugh, and Millie have a combined total of about 71 million followers on Instagram alone.

Other celebrities who will participate in this initiative include Penelope Cruz, David Oyelowo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rainn Wilson, and Shailene Woodley.

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