He is the one who puts on the mask.
Brian Cranston has revealed that he contracted COVID-19 “a while back” – and he wants everyone to put on a mask and practice social distance.
The decorated Emmy and Tony award-winning actor is perhaps best known for playing a chemistry teacher who replaced meth dealer Walter White in the critically acclaimed AMC series “Breaking Bad”.
“I contracted the virus. Yes, “he wrote in an Instagram FB,
Post on Thursday, “It seems daunting now that more than 150,000 Americans have died because of it. I was one of those lucky ones. Mild symptoms.”
And he urged his 2.5 million followers to “wear a damn mask, wash your hands, and stay away socially.”
“We can prevail – but only when we follow the rules together.”
What’s more, he revealed in a video accompanying his post that he recently donated his plasma to the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center, as he has COVID-19 antibodies in his blood.
Researchers are studying whether COVID-19 can reduce the severity of diseases in sick patients by increasing the ability to fight convulsive plasma viruses from recovered coronovirus patients.
Ventilation plasma has been used to treat patients with Ebola and flu during previous viral outbreaks. And preliminary studies have found that convulsive plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients is generally safe to use, and increases the survival rate of people hospitalized with COVID-19. The Wall Street Journal reported that the FDA may authorize emergency use of antibody-enriched plasma for emergency use in COVID-19 patients even early next week.
Cranstone documented part of his nearly hour-long donation process in a video clip and explained the process in ticker scrolling below the video.
Originally, donor blood is separated into three parts (including plasma, platelets, and red blood cells) by a centrifuge. The doctor then takes the plasma, and the platelets and red blood cells are returned back to the donor.
“Very clean isn’t it?” Cranston’s ticker reads.
The center was able to collect 840 ml from Cranstone during its visit. “Beautiful … liquid gold,” Cronston says, a bag of honey-colored plasma. “Hopefully it can do something good.”
He then wraps up the video, “Do you have COVID-19? This is something you might be able to do.”
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