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Tom Hanks Can't Understand Those Who Don't Take COVID-19 Seriously

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 July 2020 10:58 AM

Actor Tom Hanks told NBC's “Today” on Tuesday that he is confounded by people who aren't taking the effects of the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

Appearing in his first live interview since he and his wife were diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, Hanks said "The idea of doing one's part [to combat the virus] should be so simple. Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands. That alone means you are contributing to the betterment of your house, your work, your town, your society as a whole, and it’s such a small thing and it’s a mystery to me how somehow that has been wiped out of what should be ingrained in the behavior of us, all simple things, do your part."

Hanks also talked about his movie "Greyhound," which premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday.

He said the World War II movie is "88 minutes of a thematic story that really does speak to what we’re all going through right now," and it is important that the public will have the opportunity to see it.

Hanks emphasized that "There was a sensibility [during the era of World War II] that permeated all of society which was: do your part, we’re all in this together. What that meant — doing your part — was there was a tiny bit of stuff that you could do in order to aid the ongoing status of an effort that had no sign of its conclusion."

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Actor Tom Hanks told NBC's "Today" on Tuesday that he is confounded by people who aren't taking the effects of the coronavirus pandemic seriously. Appearing in his first live interview since he and his wife were diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, Hanks said "The idea of doing...
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