"I know societally it's been politicized, but I don't get it, man", he says. "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".
America's father, Tom Hanks, continues to be the best as he, hopefully, shares messages people will listen to about COVID-19. I mean when you drive a auto you have to obey speed limits, you got to use your turn signals, you have to avoid hitting pedestrians.
Hanks - who was one of the very first celebrities to test positive for the coronavirus, along with wife Rita Wilson - backed the repeated cry by medical experts and politicians alike that face coverings should be worn to help limit the spread of the deadly disease.
"My wife lost her sense of taste and smell".
Although many of those infected with the coronavirus can not feel severe symptoms or even be asymptomatic, Hanks said we should not forget the fact that it "kills people". "I had body aches, crippling, cracking body aches, but what we were mostly concerned [with] at the time, what is next".
"That last bit is kinda like my natural state anyway", he added.
Now, he's asking us to do three basic things: wear a mask, wash our hands, and social distance-something scientists have also been telling us to do for a while, so maybe those people continuing to disregard SCIENCE will listen to Mr. Rogers. "I don't buy your argument".
"I think a huge majority of Americans get it. Look, there's no law against ignorance". But asked if they're fighting any lingering symptoms now, the actor responds in the negative.
He said: "Oh, as the canaries in the coal mine for the Covid-19 experience, we are fine". "Don't be a p--, get on with it, do your part. We had very different reactions, and that was odd", Hanks explains to The Guardian.