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Entertainment Mel Brooks and his son explain social distancing for you

14:21  17 march  2020
14:21  17 march  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Legendary comedian Mel Brooks and his son took to Twitter with a very funny -- but also very important -- message about social distancing .

Mel Brooks appeared in a PSA for social distancing , posted by his son , horror writer Max Brooks . Max explains in the video the idea of how a disease like the COVID-19 could spread, and the dangerous outcomes that it could have—in this case, to a number of geriatric comedy legends.

Legendary comedian Mel Brooks and his son took to Twitter with a very funny -- but also very important -- message about social distancing.

Mel Brooks, 93, is in the group deemed high risk as the spread of COVID-19 continues due to his age .

His son, Max Brooks, said he is practicing social distancing so that his father -- nor any of his father's famous friends and fellow legendary figures -- get sick.  

"If I get the coronavirus, I'll probably be OK," Max Brooks said. "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, Mel Brooks posing for the camera: Max Brooks and his father, actor Mel Brooks attend The Academy's 20th Anniversary Screening of © Amanda Edwards/WireImage Max Brooks and his father, actor Mel Brooks attend The Academy's 20th Anniversary Screening of "The Shawshank Redemption" at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

He added: "When it comes to coronavirus, I have to think about who I can infect. And so should you."

He emphasized his message with the hashtag #Dontbeaspreader.

Mel Brooks stood in the background behind a glass door during the whole video and mostly reacted to his son's message with facial expressions and gestures.

In the end, Mel Brooks got the last word, telling his son through the door, with perfect comedic delivery, "Go home."

Cumming mayor rescinds social distance order just hours after signing it .
Mayor Troy Brumbalow of Cumming wrote Wednesday around 3 am that he would be rescinding the social distancing order that took effect at midnight. The mayor writing that, "while the intent of the order was to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19, it is obvious that a large portion of our public doesn't want government mandating the recommendations of public health officials." A portion of the social distancing order included the appointment of special policemen to help enforce the order. Under the city charter, the mayor can appoint special policemen during times of emergency.

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