CORONAVIRUS

Dr. Fauci’s #PassTheMic Campaign Will Take Over Julia Roberts’ Social Media Accounts

Hugh Jackman, Millie Bobby Brown, Sarah Jessica Parker and other A-listers will also hand over their accounts to front-line workers and medical experts.

Celebrities really are just like us — they are not experts on the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s why Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House coronavirus task force, has teamed up with actors Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, Millie Bobby Brown and other self-aware A-listers for the #PassTheMic campaign.

As part of the campaign, each participating celebrity will hand over their social media accounts to a COVID-19 expert for a day so you can hear important facts about how to end the pandemic from “people who actually know what they’re talking about,” according to the promotional video below.

The campaign begins on Thursday, with Fauci taking over Roberts’ accounts, and will run for three weeks.

Yemi Alade, Connie Britton, Danai Gurira, David Oyelowo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Busy Philipps, Rita Wilson, Robin Wright and more will also surrender their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts for a day to front-line workers and health and economic experts.

The campaign, announced Wednesday, is part of the ONE World Campaign and calls for a global response to the coronavirus that protects the most vulnerable and most economically affected populations, and also strengthens health systems in case a pandemic occurs again. It’s run by ONE, a global campaign to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030.


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