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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith Have Family Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 on 'Red Table Talk'

Afouda Fortune
Mar 20, 2020
08:00 P.M.
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Hollywood icon Will Smith and his celebrity family got real about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic as they sat down to discuss it on the day time show, "Red Table Talk."

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The "Red Talk Table" is known to keep it real when it comes to discussing social issues, and the current challenges surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak was no exception.

 Actors/musicians Will Smith (L) and Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

Actors/musicians Will Smith (L) and Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

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The latest episode on Facebook, had the show's hosts joined by Will Smith, his son, Trey, alongside Dr. Michael Osterholm, via facetime, whom Jada described as one of the leading experts on viruses and pandemics.

Smith reminded his co-hosts and fans of his 2007 movie, "I am Legend," where he acted as a virologist. At the time, the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star had gotten well prepared for his role by visiting the CDC and learning a whole lot about viruses.

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ET Canada shares that the theme of the episode was about educating viewers from the view of an expert while imploring the general public to follow guidelines set aside to help prevent the spread and impact of the virus.

Although Jada Pinkett pointed out that the episode was a family affair, she brought the attention of fans to the fact that her son, Jaden Smith, was absent. The "Bad Moms" star said:

"You'll notice Jaden is not joining us today because he's being a responsible human and social distancing…"

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Besides the presence of a medical expert in their midst, Will was a plus on the show as he had gotten fore-knowledge about infectious diseases and viruses. According to USA Today, Smith reminded his co-hosts and fans of his 2007 movie, "I am Legend," where he acted as a virologist.

At the time, the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star had gotten well prepared for his role by visiting the CDC and learning a whole lot about viruses. He said about viruses, "A virus wants your whole body to be the virus and uses your cells to make more of themselves."

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According to him, what needed to be done is the prevention of health care collapse. This, he said, can be curbed by people adhering to social distancing so that as fewer cases are recorded, healthcare systems will grow stronger to combat the pandemic.

People shares that "The Bad Boys" actor went on to talk about "flattening the curve," which represented the rise of COVID-19. In his own opinion, this can be done by reducing the ratio of getting infected to that of being infected and being at the hospital.

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The growing respiratory infection began in Wuhan province in china and has since spread to almost every part of the world. This led the WHO to declare it as a pandemic.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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