Matthew McConaughey Delivers 110,000 Coronavirus Masks To Texas Hospitals

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90th Academy Awards - Oscars Arrivals – Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 – Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camilla Alves.
90th Academy Awards - Oscars Arrivals – Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 – Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camilla Alves. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

We have to protect Matthew McConaughey at all cost. The actor is not only a movie hero, he’s a true to life one too. 

The “Dallas Buyers Club” star has been keeping busy over the coronavirus lockdown. Aside from entertaining and motivating his fans on social media, he is also doing his part in curbing the pandemic as best he can. 

The 50-year-old actor and his wife, Camile Alves, took the streets on Friday to deliver over 110,000 facemasks to rural hospitals across Texas. McConaughey shared the news on his Instagram account. The couple partnered with luxury vehicle brand, Lincoln, to donate the PPEs to those who need it most. 

“Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas,” the actor wrote.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas

A post shared by Matthew McConaughey (@officiallymcconaughey) on May 21, 2020 at 5:01pm PDT

In his usual flair, McConaughey took the wheel in a bandana and a tank top. He topped his look with a COVID-19 facemask. 

McConaughey has been steadfast in encouraging people to wear masks during this pandemic. In an interview with CNN earlier in May, the actor said “science is behind” the principle of wearing facemasks as a safety precaution against the coronavirus. 

“We got to buy time and a mask is a very good tool for that … it should be a badge of honor right now,” he said. 

“We are still united in the purpose to beat this virus.”

McConaughey is not the only one creating buzz over coronavirus masks, however. Alyssa Milano is receiving flak for posting an image of her family wearing masks. Thing is, Milano is wearing a crocheted version of the protective equipment. 

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, is known to be highly transmissible and can be spread through respiratory droplets which could then be easily contracted by someone without a safety mask. Milano, for her part, wore a mask made of yarn with visible holes. 

Causing a storm on social media, the actress later revealed her mask had a carbon filter inside to make it “totally safe.” 

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