Article by Raise Vegan
Vegan actor and activist Natalie Portman has taken to Instagram to share that she’s staying home for others amid growing COVID-19 concerns.
“Some of my friends are immuno-compromised, pregnant, and particularly vulnerable,” the post reads. “I’m staying at home for them and for the millions of healthcare professionals risking their lives every day for us.”
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Staying At Home — A Matter Of Public Health
Portman is not alone in the sentiment that we should worry not just about ourselves but others in our community amid a growing pandemic.
She is joined by a number of political figures and health officials sharing the same message. Among them is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who shared a chilling warning in a daily address yesterday, maintaining that a stay-at-home practice is a matter of social responsibility — and is one the nation’s government would go to great lengths to enforce.
“If you choose to get together with people or go to crowded places,” he said. “You’re not just putting yourself at risk, you’re putting others at risk too — your elderly relative who’s in a seniors home, your friend with a pre-existing condition, our nurses and doctors on the front lines, our workers stocking shelves at a grocery store.
“They need you to make the right choices. They need you to do your part.”