Friday, March 20, 2020
Evangeline Lilly Explains Why She Won’t Self-Quarantine Over Coronavirus Pandemic
Cinema Blend is reporting that "With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of letting up anytime soon, it’s been recommended that people stay at home as much as possible to avoid catching the coronavirus and/or spreading it around. Well, Ant-Man and Lost actress Evangeline Lilly has decided not to practice social distancing/isolation, believing that the disease isn’t as serious as has been reported."
"This all started when Evangeline Lilly posted on Instagram earlier this week about how she’d taken her kids to a gymnastics camp and made sure that they’d washed their hands before going in. Lilly was subsequently criticized in the comments section about endangering the children, and one woman specifically requested that the actress stay home to help flatten the curve and save lives. Evangeline Lilly responded by saying that if she and this other woman sat face-to-face, they would probably have a lot to agree upon, adding:"
"I bet we would completely agree on what we want and what we are trying to avoid, and then would challenge each other thoughtfully about how to achieve that. I'm having those conversations daily with people in my inner circle and am always considering and reconsidering my position. Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law [sic] for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu. It's unnerving.'
Evangeline Lilly nailed it. This is a respiratory flu that is all. Implementing martial law over a flu virus is absolutely insane. Closing down BC Parks has absolutely nothing to do with health and safety. It is an attack on civil liberty. South Korea flattened the curve because they are getting out there and hiking in the mountains. That is the healthy thing to do.