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Matthew McConaughey Calls For Unity Amid 'Faceless' Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Zachary Holt

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting thousands of people's health and hitting their bottom line, many have been quick to point fingers and take sides on the political spectrum. While it certainly gives people something to do during the crisis, it ultimately does not provide any value to the matter and isn't productive, in any regard. In a recent Twitter post, actor, Matthew McConaughey, shared a video that called for Americans to not only come together and stand in solidarity during this difficult and trying time, but also to put aside political ideology differences.

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McConaughey Asks People to Take Care of Themselves and Others

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"Hey everybody, McConaughey here, just want to say that in these crazy times that we’re in with the coronavirus, let’s take care of ourselves and each other," the actor began in his video post on Tuesday. "Let’s not go to the lowest common denominator and get paranoid. Let’s do our due diligence, take the precautions we need to take care of ourselves and those around us."

McConaughey went on to share that no matter where we stand on political or social issues, we need to come together because the coronavirus pandemic is an 'enemy' we can all fight as one.

'Right Now, More Than Ever Before, We're All More Dependent on Each Other Than We Ever Have Been'

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"Right now, more than ever before, we’re all more dependent on each other than we ever have been," McConaughey continued. "But we have an enemy in coronavirus that is faceless, that is raceless, sexless, non-denominational and bipartisan and it’s an enemy that we all agree we want to beat. We want to beat ‘em and we’re going to beat ‘em."

"So, in this time when people are going to move on, the economy is going to be in shambles for who knows how long, there is a green light on the other side of this red light that we’re in right now," the actor added in the Twitter post.

McConaughey Calls For People to Practice Kindness, Respect, and Accountability

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The actor concluded his video by explaining that if we can channel our inner-most humanistic qualities, the world will be able to come together and get through the pandemic.

"I believe that green light is going to be built upon the values that we can enact right now. Values of fairness, kindness, accountability, resilience, respect, courage. If we practice those things right now, when we get out of this, this virus, this time might be the one time that brings us all together and unifies us like we have not been in a long time."

'So, Yes, Let's See If We Can Make Some Lemonade Out of This Lemon'

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"So, yes, let’s see if we can make some lemonade out of this lemon that we’re living in the middle of. Turn a red light into a green light and just keep living," McConaughey concluded in his video.

As of this writing, the number of cases for infected individuals has surpassed 200,000, according to John Hopkins University. The number of deaths in the United States just passed 100 this morning. Since the beginning of the month, we've seen dramatic increases in the prevalence of the coronavirus, but it's hopeful that we can flatten the curb with social-distancing and isolation.

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