Edgar Ramirez wants people to understand that while the world is starting to emerge from pandemic, the fight is not over yet.
The Venezuelan actor told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his own family is being severely affected by COVID-19…
“Many families … continue to suffer, including mine,” Ramirez said in a remote interview from Los Angeles. “At this very moment, as I speak to you, my family members are dying from Covid-19, so it is very important that we remain alert and attentive to this disease, because it is not over yet.”
While he did not elaborate on which relatives he was referring to or where they were, he stressed the importance of avoiding fake news, trusting science, and getting vaccinated.
“Remember that our grandparents and our parents beat polio and smallpox with vaccines, and it is very important to be very careful because in times of fear there is a lot of misinformation,” Ramirez said.
“We need to trust science, follow guidelines, and be very responsible in how we process information in times of fear and uncertainty.”
Vaccinations are starting to rise in some U.S. states where COVID-19 cases are on the rise, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space due to the incidence. delta optionwhich is “distributed with incredible efficiency.”
Edgar Ramirez spoke to AP while promoting the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise, in which he plays the villainous Spanish conquistador Aguirre alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
The Jungle Cruise, an adventure film inspired by the Disneyland theme park attraction of the same name, opens July 30 in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access.
Ramirez said that being in this film “means a lot to him” because he grew up watching Disney films. He also hinted at the possibility of a sequel or a new franchise.
“It’s nice to be a part of the Disney universe in such a cult film that we hope will be the adventure saga of this decade,” he said.