Who better to give coronavirus survival advice than The Zombie Survival Guide author Max Brooks and his father, comedy legend Mel Brooks? In a light-hearted PSA posted to social media, Max Brooks stands outside his father’s house while Mel Brooks stands inside, safely behind a glass door. The PSA explains the importance of social distancing, particularly when it comes to the elderly and immunocompromised people.
“I’m 47 years old. This my dad Mel Brooks… he’s 93. If I get the coronavirus, I’ll probably be okay, 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,” Max Brooks says. “When it comes to coronavirus, I have to think about who I can infect and so should you.”
The video goes on to reiterate the same recommendations made by the CDC: practice social distancing, avoid crowds, wash your hands, stay six feet away from people, and stay home if able. “Do your part. Don’t be a spreader,” Max Brooks urges his Twitter followers.
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Feature photo screenshot of Max and Mel Brooks Twitter PSA video.