Tom Hanks Can't Understand Those Who Don't Take COVID-19 Seriously

Joanna Estrada
July 9, 2020

Actor Tom Hanks told NBC's "Today" on Tuesday that he is confounded by people who aren't taking the effects of the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

"If you can't wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance I've got no respect for you, man".

Last week while making press rounds for his upcoming film "Greyhound", which will debut July 10 on Apple+, Hanks once again called on mask detractors to "do your part". "We didn't. I guess we were model recoverers from Covid-19, but we were also isolated so that we would not give it to anybody else that we came in contact with, and since then have been doing the same isolating, social distancing that is being asked of the world so, we are fine". "That alone means you are contributing to the betterment of your house, your work, your town, your society as a whole", Hanks said. And it's such a small thing.

Both Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for the coronavirus while the actor was filming an Elvis Presley biopic in Queensland, Australia. "We had very different reactions, and that was odd", Hanks explains to The Guardian. "I had body aches. The Australian officials put us in the hospital, and they kept very strict attention on our fevers, because if they had spiked, we were going to be in trouble; our lungs, because if they had filled up or scarred we were going to be in trouble; and the levels of our oxygen".

"Look, there's no law against ignorance. It's not illegal to have opinions that are wrong", Hanks said. Let's not confuse the fact. "You can say, 'Well, traffic accidents kill a lot of people too.' But traffic accidents happen because a lot of drivers aren't doing their part". I simply do not get it. "I'm not one who wakes up in the morning wondering if I'm going to see the end of the day or not. Thank you very much", he said. "I read this really good Socrates quote the other day, which read, 'Beware of the barrenness of busy life, ' and I think that we are absolutely able to reflect on that right now when we are in quarantine and thinking about what's important".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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