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Celebs including Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman let health experts take over their social media to talk COVID-19

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Celebrities including Julia Roberts and Hugh Jackman are letting global health experts take over their social media accounts to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. 

The One Campaign, a global organization campaigning to end poverty and preventable disease, announced the “Pass The Mic” initiative on Wednesday. 

The effort will kick off Thursday with Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, taking over Roberts’s social media. 

“Beating the virus means listening to the experts and following the science, data and facts to get ahead of it. This impressive group of talent and experts from around the world will put a spotlight on the need for a global response to this pandemic,” ONE Campaign President and CEO Gayle Smith said in the announcement.  

“We need global cooperation and action to fight this pandemic — especially for the people, communities, and countries that are least able to withstand the shock. Because none of us are safe until all of us are safe,” Smith added. 

Smith will also take part in the program, taking over actor David Oyelowo’s social media on Monday. 

Other participating celebrities include Shailene Woodley, Yemi Alade, Connie Britton, Millie Bobby Brown, Danai Gurira, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rita Wilson and Robin Wright. 

Participating experts include doctor and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), Executive Director of the Slum and Rural Health Initiative Dr. Issac Olufadewa, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe. 

The experts will discuss the pandemic and global response efforts, including health and economic impacts, the organization said.

Tags Anthony Fauci Bill Frist Coronavirus Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Hugh Jackman Julia Roberts one campaign Social media
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