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'Don't be a spreader': Mel Brooks and son featured in coronavirus PSA

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'Don't be a spreader': Mel Brooks and son featured in coronavirus PSA (Max Brooks via Storyful)

Actor Mel Brooks, 93, and his son Max, 47, made a coronavirus public service announcement from Los Angeles, California, on March 16, to urge young, healthy people to limit contact with others so as not to spread COVID-19.

The two were separated by a pane of glass — Max stood outside while Mel stood inside — to highlight the need for social distancing.

“If I get the coronavirus I’ll probably be OK. 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 said. “When it comes to coronavirus, I have to think about who I could infect, and so should you.”

The pair urged people to practice the recommended six-foot social distancing guidelines, stay away from crowds, and stay home whenever possible.


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