Tom Hanks is scolding Americans who refuse to wear face masks as COVID-19 spikes across the country.
The actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, both tested positive for the killer virus in March (2020), and both have become advocates for healthcare experts attempting to slow the pandemic again following a case increase in recent days.
And the Oscar winner is now urging all Americans to take preventative measures and health guidelines more seriously.
“There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands,” Hanks said during a virtual press conference for his new film Greyhound.
“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things, I just think shame on you,” he added. “Don’t be a p**sy. Get on with it. Do your part. It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians. My Lord, it’s common sense.”
Hanks’ statement comes a day after Jennifer Aniston urged her Instagram followers to take new coronavirus guidelines seriously by posting a masked selfie of herself on the photo-sharing site on Tuesday (June 30, 2020).
“I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable, but don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down…, jobs are being lost…, healthcare workers are hitting absolute exhaustion,” she captioned the image. “And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough.”
New figures show 500,000 people have lost their lives around the world due to the killer virus. A new spike in cases in the U.S. has prompted the Governors of many states to reverse re-opening measures and increase restrictions on public gatherings ahead of the upcoming Independence Day weekend (July 3-5, 2020).