AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift is using her voice as public figure to call to attention the seriousness of coronavirus. As the United States continues to battle the nationwide spread of COVID-19, the "Lover" hitmaker reached out to her devotees through social media and pleaded with them to "make social sacrifices" during this "really scary time."
Taking to her Instagram Story handle on Sunday, March 13, the 30-year-old musician expressed her concerns that many were still taking coronavirus lightly. "I follow you online and I love you guys so much and need to express my concern that things aren't being taken seriously enough right now," she kicked start her message. "I'm seeing lots of get togethers and hangs and parties still happening."
"This is the time to cancel plans, actually truly isolate as much as you can, and don't assume that because you don't feel sick that you aren't possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable to this," the singer girlfriend of actor Joe Alwyn went on. "It's a really scary time but we need to make social sacrifices right now."
Swift was not the only celebrities speaking out on the crisis at hand. Fellow singer Ariana Grande has also asked fans to take the pandemic more seriously. "i keep hearing from a surprising amount of people statements like 'this isn't a big deal' / 'we'll be fine'... 'we still have to go about our lives' and it's really blowing my mind," she tweeted.
"i understand if that is how u felt weeks ago. but please read about what's going on. please don't turn a blind eye," the 26-year-old beauty continued pleading. "it is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly. the 'we will be fine because we're young' mindset is putting people who aren't young and / or healthy in a lot of danger. you sound stupid and priviledged and you need to care more about others. like now."
On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic. Two days later, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order for restaurants, bars and cafes to only sell food via deliveries or for take-outs. Nightclubs, movie theatres and concert venues are to be shut down temporarily.