Paul Rudd is stepping up and urging others to wear masks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a hilarious video uploaded by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week, the 51-year-old Rudd makes a plea to his “fellow Millenials” to mask up if they’re going out.
The public service announcement comes at a time where the spread of the coronavirus has been linked to mass gatherings and other parties that are often linked to Millenials.
“Yo, what up, dogs. Paul Rudd here, actor and certified young person,” Rudd says in the video. “So Cuomes asks me, he’s like, ‘Paul, you’ve got to help. What are you, like, 26?’ And I didn’t correct him. So, fam, let’s real-talk. Masks, they’re totally beast. So slide that into your DMs and Twitch it.
“It’s not hard! People are dying . . . and it’s preventable. Just wear a mask, I shouldn’t have to make it fun. It’s science!”
It is also important for those who are younger to continue wearing masks and following safety protocols as campuses across the country reopen.
Check out the video below.
Certified young person Paul Rudd wants you to wear a mask. Listen up: pic.twitter.com/GTks5NUBmR
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 14, 2020
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 6.38 million confirmed cases and 191,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.