New York: Robert De Niro wants you to wear a mask. The same goes for Morgan Freeman and Kathryn Bigelow. Hollywood stars are conducting a campaign to call on Americans to cover their faces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In the United States, wearing masks has been politicized, and many Americans refused to wear masks after initial conflicting suggestions about their effectiveness.
Even after White House staff tested positive for the virus, President Donald Trump finally succumbed to pressure and was publicly dressed for the first time on Saturday.
He reluctantly, the White House experts leading the fight against the virus recommended wearing masks in public places to prevent spread.
As part of the “Mask Up America” campaign, Oscar winner Bigelow has helped produce eight 30-second television ads in which different actors implore Americans to cover their faces.
“When you wear a mask, you have my respect,” says Freeman in one of the videos.
De Niro, Jamie Foxx and Rosie Perez also expressed their voices to the public service movement.
Trump’s frequent critic Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York State, launched the campaign, where more than 32,000 people have died from COVID-19.
The virus has surged in major states such as California, Texas and Florida, and has killed more than 137,000 people and infected more than 3.5 million people in the United States.