By Kevin Polowy, Yahoo Entertainment | Mel Brooks is 93, putting him at high risk for serious illness or death if he were to contract the coronavirus.
And while many younger Americans still appear carefree in their approach to the increasingly threatening pandemic — venturing to Red Robin or Clearwater Beach, Fla., with reckless abandon — the comedy great’s 47-year-old son Max teamed with his father to demonstrate why everyone should practice social distancing in a social media video that went viral (a fitting term, if any, right now) on Monday.
“If I get the coronavirus, I’ll probably be OK,” said Max, an author best known for depicting outbreaks of a more fictitious kind with 2003’s The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z (which was turned into the Brad Pitt film), while his father stands on the other side of glass door behind him, inside a house.
“But if I give it to him, he could give it to Carl Reiner, who could give it to Dick Van Dyke, and before I know it, I’ve wiped out a whole generation of comedic legends,” continued Max. “When it comes to coronavirus, I have to think about who I can infect. And so should you.”
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You may not be susceptible to the worst effects of the virus yourself, but it is your duty to protect the elderly.
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