'Schitt's Creek' actor urges people to wear mask out of 'kindness'
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Dan Levy, the co-creator and star of "Schitt's Creek," is calling for people who are upset about wearing masks in public due to the coronavirus pandemic to do so out of "kindness" to others.

Levy responded on Instagram this week to a series of viral videos of people angered by being asked to wear masks in public, asking, "If you have the freedom to leave your home, why not wear a mask?"

"Imagine seeing it not as an infringement on your freedom, but rather the simplest, easiest act of kindness that you can do in a day," he said. "Not just for yourself, but for other people who might have autoimmune issues. People who, if they were to contract [COVID-19] with those issues might have some devastating repercussions."


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended face masks to fight the spread of COVID-19, but some protesters across the country have balked at being asked to cover their faces in private businesses, considering the request an infringement on personal freedom.

According to a recent national survey from the Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Project, 84 percent of respondents said they have worn masks in public to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Another recent study based out of Hong Kong found that wearing a mask can reduce coronavirus spread between the margins of 50-75 percent.