He is the one who masks.
Bryan Cranston has announced that he has contracted COVID-19 “shortly” – and he wants everyone to mask up and practice socially.
Emmy-winning actor who won the Emmy and Tony Award perhaps best known for playing chemistry teacher became meth dealer Walter White in the critically-acclaimed AMC series “Breaking Bad” said he was infected despite being “pretty strictly adhere to protocols. ”
“The virus contracted me. Yep,” he wrote on an Instagram FB,
post on Thursday, adding “it is scary now that more than 150,000 Americans have died because of it. I am one of the lucky ones. Symptoms of tenderness.”
And he urged his 2.5 million followers to “keep wearing masks, keep washing your hands, and stay away from society.”
“We can dominate – but ONLY if we follow the rules.”
What’s more, he revealed in a video accompanying his post that he recently donated his plasma to the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, as his blood contained COVID-19 antibodies.
Researchers are studying whether convalescent plasma from recovered coronavirus patients may reduce the severity of COVID-19 diseases in sick patients by strengthening their ability to fight the virus.
Convalescent plasma has been used to treat ebola and influenza patients in previous outbreaks of viruses. And preliminary studies have found that convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients is generally safe to use, and appears to raise the safety rate of those hospitalized with COVID-19. The FDA may authorize the use of emergency plasma-rich antibody use for emergency use in COVID-19 patients early next week, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Cranston wrote part of his nearly an hour long video clip donation procedure, and explained the process with a scrolling with a ticker at the bottom of the video.
Typically, donor blood is taken and separated into three parts (including plasma, platelets and red blood cells) by one cent. Doctors took plasma, and platelets and red blood cells were returned to the donor.
“Pretty clean huh?” Cranston’s tickle reads.
The center was able to collect 840 milliliters from Cranston during his visit. “Beautiful … liquid gold,” said Cranston, looking at the color bag with the sour cream plasma. “I hope it does well.”
He then wrapped the video in, “Did you COVID-19? This is something you can do.”
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