Mel Brooks is 93, is putting him at high hazard for severe illness or death. If he were to incur the coronavirus.
And while many youthful Americans still appear carefree in their approach to the increasingly dangerous pandemic. Attempting to Red Robin or Clearwater Beach, Fla., with reckless freedom — the comedy great's 47-year-old son, Max, coupled with his father in a video. To illustrate why everyone should exercise social distancing. In a social media video that went viral on Monday.
"If I get the coronavirus, I'll probably be OK," says Max. He is an author best known for describing outbreaks of a more fictitious kind with 2003's. The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, while his father stands on the different side of the glass door behind him, inside their residence.
— Max Brooks (@maxbrooksauthor) March 16, 2020
"But if I give it to him, he could give it to Carl Reiner. Who could give it to Dick Van Dyke? And before I know it, I've wiped out a whole generation of comedic legends," continued Max. "When it gets to coronavirus, I have to think about who I can infect. And so should you".
Max then puts out several well-spread guidelines. Like practice cultural distancing, avoid crowds, wash your hands, keep six feet away from people. "And if you've got the option to stay home, just stay home. Do your part, don't be a spreader".
Of course, with a Mel Brooks composition, you have to presume a punchline. The EGOT-winning Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs filmmaker then shoo off away his son. "Go home, go!" Mel tells Max.
It's unknown if Mel is exercising self-quarantining. But with coronavirus epidemic numbers increasing quickly across the country. And the disease unusually dangerous for the elderly, the father-son PSA is one of the most trustworthy. And exciting cases we've seen put forth for social distancing.
You may not be receptive to the worst consequences of the virus yourself, but you have to preserve the elderly.