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Maggie Grace Has Strong Coronavirus Message For Her Fellow 'Lost' Star Evangeline Lilly

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By Clark Sparky

Evangeline Lilly has been on the receiving end of serious backlash since making controversial coronavirus comments on March 16 in which she said she isn't practicing social distancing. Among those now speaking out against Lilly is her fellow "Lost" co-star Maggie Grace.

Grace took the comments section of Lilly's Instagram post to share her thoughts.

"There's no need to panic, but at the same time this is about all of us – the vulnerable, the immunocompromised, older folks," Grace wrote. "Sure, it's a free country, but how about choosing to exercise some of that wonderful freedom to have some compassion, trust the extensive science here and not overwhelm health system."

"No doctor should have to choose which patients get life saving care and which patients get sent home to die – the sort of triage that is tragically happening in Italy right now," she continued. "Think about how these small decisions effect your dad and those in your community as ventilators run out and you use your influence on such a large group of other people.

"Your kids will be fine without gymnastics, I promise :). Be well," she wrote. "PS Daniel said he is doing a lot better btw. I don't know, Maybe you guys want to chat?"

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Her postscript was in reference to another "Lost" star -- Daniel Dae Kim -- who tested positive for COVID-19 last week but is recovering well.

"Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall [sic] Law for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu," Lilly wrote in her original post after saying she'd just dropped her daughter at gymnastics. "It's unnerving…Let's be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious — keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power. There's 'something' every election year."

Staying Safe

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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