Watch: Larry David Creates PSA Aimed At Those Not Social-Distancing
Comedian Larry David produced a public service announcement aimed at those who are not social-distancing during the nationwide quarantine.
David addresses those who are out there “hurting old people” like himself by “socializing too close” with each other during Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm comic features in a video message that was posted online by the office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“You’re hurting old people like me. Well, not me… I’ll never see you.”
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) March 31, 2020
The comedian stated in the video:
“Obviously somebody put me up to this ’cause it’s generally not the kind of thing I do, but I basically want to address the idiots out there,” he starts. “You know who you are. You’re going out. I don’t know what you’re doing. You’re socializing too close. It’s not good. You’re hurting old people like me… Well, not me. I have nothing to do with you. I’ll never see you, but, you know, let’s say, other old people, who might be your relatives! Who the hell knows?”
Newsom signed an executive order on March 19 that instructed all California residents to remain home unless out for essential purposes, such as grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, receiving health care, or traveling to specific work that is deemed essential. But, apparently, there are still people who are spending a lot of time outside and in large groups. Others believe the coronavirus situation has been dramatically overblown.
Many other celebrities, including some diagnosed with COVID-19, have been spreading the word about self-isolating and social distancing during this stressful time period to curb the spread of the virus.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has advised Americans to slow the spread of the coronavirus by staying home, leaving only for essential needs and maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet when out. The U.S. has the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the global pandemic, with more than 185,000 positive tests and almost 3,800 deaths as of Tuesday.