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BC premier calls on Deadpool, Seth Rogen to help fight COVID-19 spread

Last Updated Aug 12, 2020 at 9:44 pm PDT

(Courtesy (L) Seth Rogen THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP-Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, (R) Ryan Reynolds Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — As B.C. records its third-highest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases, the premier is calling on Deadpool and Seth Rogen to lend their voices to encourage young people to adhere to pandemic guidelines and flatten the curve.

On Wednesday, John Horgan said there have been discussions with B.C.’s Health Minister Adrian Dix “about the importance of making sure that the younger demographics are hearing the message.”

So, Horgan said the province is seeking out influential British Columbians, such as actors Rogen and Ryan Reynolds, of Deadpool.

“This is a callout to Deadpool right now. Ryan, we need your help up here. Get in touch with us. My number’s on the Internet. Seth Rogen, another outstanding British Columbian, we need to communicate with people who weren’t hearing us,” he said. “The two of you alone could help us in that regard.”

 

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As the province records its third highest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases, the premier is calling on Deadpool and Seth Rogen to lend their voices to encourage young people to adhere to pandemic guidelines and flatten the curve. . John Horgan said the province is seeking out influencial British Columbians, such as actors Ryan Reynolds, of Deadpool, and Rogen. . B.C. recorded 85 new cases in a 24-hour period, the largest single-day increase since April 25, as well as the first death in August. The numbers came the same day the province announced it is doubling the number of staff to conduct contract tracing, with 500 new workers set to begin in September. . Young people in the Lower Mainland make up the majority of new cases, along with travelers coming in and out of the province. . Full story online. Link in bio. For all your COVID-19 news, head to www.citynews1130.com/covid19 @vancityreynolds @sethrogen #NEWS1130 #COVID19 #COVID_19 #coronavirus #pandemic #bcpoli #johnhorgan #deadpool #ryanreynolds #sethrogen

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The premier adds the province is working on enlisting several prominent British Columbians and Canadians to help educate a demographic “that clearly isn’t hearing our message.”

“We are in a global pandemic. We need to be cautious. We need to be aware. We don’t want to be fear mongers, but we want people to recognize that there is no immunity at this point in time there is no vaccine at this point in time, we have to take the measures that are available to us,” he said.

“Physical distancing, wash your hands regularly, don’t go into the broader community if you’re ill, and make sure that you keep your contacts as limited as you possibly can.”

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Young people in the Lower Mainland are making up the majority of new cases, along with travellers coming in and out of the province.

B.C. recorded 85 new cases in a 24-hour period, the largest single-day increase since April 25, as well as the first death in August. The numbers came the same day the province announced it is doubling it’s contact tracing team, with 500 new workers set to begin in September.