The 2011 movie Contamination has some strong parallels with current concerns on the spread of coronavirus. It even has an experience rise in popularity when viewers revisit the film to see how it relates to the real pandemic. To help educate people, costars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Ehle and Marion Cotillard teamed up with scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to share important public announcements.
On March 27, the institution posted a series of clips in which each actor talks about ways to fight against COVID-19. While Damon and Cotillard encourage people to follow the advice of experts, Fishburne and Winslet – who give a handwashing demonstration – share helpful tips on how to protect yourself from the virus. Cotillard also answers questions about vaccines and when they will be available. “We can all do this together just by staying apart,” says Damon, noting the importance of social distance. “Please do your part.” Watch the videos in front of you to learn all about COVID-19.