Hollywood Actor Tom Hanks has slammed Americans refusing to wear masks, again, amid the coronavirus pandemic and questioned their patriotism.
“As somebody who’s gone through this and knows firsthand this is not a hoax, how do you feel when you see people not wearing masks out there?” Stephen Colbert asked Hanks, who is currently promoting his latest film Greyhound.
“Are they Americans?” Hanks responded. “You know, I don’t get it. It’s literally the least you can do… a mask and wash your hands, and try to stay 6 feet away from a person. Is this impossible now?”
Earlier this month, Hanks said “Shame on you,” to those opposed to wearing masks, according to a report by People. “If you can’t wear a mask and wash your hands and social-distance, I’ve got no respect for you.”
The Hollywood actor also criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, arguing that their position has left “nothing but question marks” about their official position and the steps people should be taking.
“Well, I must say, I grew up looking to our leaders for calm and informed guidance and I don’t think we’ve got that,” he told The Guardian.
Well, Americans watched as Black Lives Matter took to the streets after George Floyd’s death, and no one in the media was screaming about the spread of COVID or pointing out many of them were not wearing masks. In fact, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the BLM protesters mask-less.
Did COVID take a time out during the protests? You would assume so based on the lack of media coverage.
Then, almost like clockwork, after the protests and riots calmed down, the mainstream media and the Dems are once again fear-mongering over the virus. However, the death rate is going down, but all the media will report on is “cases are going up.”
Of course, cases are going up. The more people we test, the higher the number of those we find infected. But the majority who have COVID are never hospitalized. The vast majority recover, and even though they are freaking out over cases going up after states reopened, the death rate is still going down.
“People are always readjusting their [cloth] masks and that has the potential to contaminate them,” said France’s head of health, Jerome Salomon. “If someone has come across the virus, it’s surely going to be on the mask. Gloves, similarly, don’t greatly heighten protection and could even end up making you sick.”
We now know the virus is spread in tight quarters like homes. People who are out and about in well-ventilated areas have no real danger of spreading or catching the coronavirus.
“I would not worry about walking by someone,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist at Johns Hopkins University, told Slate. “Even in a healthcare setting, contact is defined by being near someone for a certain amount of time. I would not worry about these fleeting encounters.”
That is exactly why many Americans blasted Tom Hanks on social media.
“@tomhanks go [F] yourself… You want to find someone who isn’t American? Look in a mirror, tyrant Wanting to use force to force compliance of your ideology is the very definition of anti-American Feel free to leave. You won’t be missed,” said one tweet.