Julia Roberts, other stars hand over social-media spotlight to health experts

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Jackman and Roberts will be stepping away from their Instagram and Facebook accounts and handing over the keys to medical staff and experts in an effort to keep people informed in the fight against COVID-19. "Experts will share their perspectives - grounded in data, science and facts - and talk about why a global response to this pandemic is so crucial".

The marketing campaign, introduced Wednesday, is a part of the ONE World Campaign and requires a worldwide response to the coronavirus that protects essentially the most weak and most economically affected populations, and likewise strengthens well being techniques in case a pandemic happens once more.

The campaign has also launched a trailer featuring stars Rainn Wilson, Penelope Cruz, and Shailene Woodley.

Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, Millie Bobby Brown and other Hollywood stars are handing over their social media to coronavirus experts.

Roberts also interviewed Fauci in her Instagram Story.

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030.

For one day, celebrities will be taking a step back from their social media accounts and handing them off to global health leaders. Kicking off on May 21 with Julia Roberts, the actress turned over her social media platforms to Dr Anthony Fauci as part of the #PassTheMic campaign.

"Right now, if you take southern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Asia, South America and even parts of the Caribbean as areas that don't have the healthcare system to be able to respond the way one can respond in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans or Chicago, we have really a moral responsibility for people throughout the world", he said.

Other participants include Yemi Alade, Connie Britton, Millie Bobby Brown, Danai Gurira, Hugh Jackman, David Oyelowo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Busy Philipps, Rita Wilson, Robin Wright and more.

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