He is the one who masked.
Bryan Cranston has announced that he signed COVID-19 "some time ago" – and he wants everyone to mask and practice social distancing.
The decorated, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor, perhaps best known for playing chemistry teachers, turned to meth dealer Walter White in the critically acclaimed AMC series "Breaking Bad."
"I got infected with the virus. Yes, ”he wrote in an Instagram
Post on Thursday, adding: “It now sounds daunting that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it. I was one of the lucky ones. Slight symptoms. "
And he urged his 2.5 million followers to "keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing hands, and stay socially distant."
"We can prevail – but ONLY if we follow the rules together."
He also revealed in a video of his post that he recently donated his plasma to the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center because his blood contains the COVID-19 antibodies.
Researchers are investigating whether convalescent plasma from recovered coronavirus patients can reduce the severity of COVID-19 disease in sick patients by improving their ability to fight the virus.
Convalescence plasma has been used to treat Ebola and flu patients during previous virus outbreaks. Preliminary studies have shown that convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients is generally safe to use and the survival rate of COVID-19 hospitalized patients appears to increase. The FDA could even approve the emergency use of the antibody-rich emergency plasma in COVID-19 patients next week, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Cranston documented part of his approximately one-hour donation process in the video clip and explained the process in a ticker that was scrolled under the video.
Basically, the donor's blood is drawn and separated into three parts (including plasma, platelets and red blood cells) by a centrifuge. The doctors then take the plasma and the platelets and red blood cells are returned to the donor.
"Pretty neat, isn't it?" Cranston's ticker reads.
The center was able to collect 840 milliliters from Cranston during its visit. "Beautiful … liquid gold," says Cranston, looking at the pouch with honey-colored plasma. "Hopefully it can do something good."
He then closes the video with “Did you have COVID-19? Maybe you can do that. "
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