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I have family members dying of Covid-19: Edgar Ramirez

While Edgar Ramirez did not specify which relatives he was referring to or where they were, he stressed the importance of avoiding fake news, trusting science and getting vaccinated.

Edgar RamirezEdgar Ramirez told The Associated Press that his own family is suffering gravely because of Covid-19. (Photo: Edgar Ramirez/Instagram)

Edgar Ramirez wants people to understand that although the world is starting to come out of the pandemic, the fight is not yet over.

The Venezuelan actor told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his own family is suffering gravely because of Covid-19.

“Many families … continue to be affected, including mine in a terrible way,” Ramírez said in a remote interview from Los Angeles. “At this very moment that I am talking to you, I have family members dying of Covid-19, so it is very important that we remain alert and attentive to this disease because it has not ended.”

While he did not specify which relatives he was referring to or where they were, he stressed the importance of avoiding fake news, trusting science and getting vaccinated.

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“Remember that our grandparents and our parents defeated polio and smallpox with vaccines, and that it is very important to be very careful because in times of fear, there is a lot of misinformation,” Ramirez said.

“We need to trust science and follow the recommendations and be very responsible with the way we handle information in times of fear and uncertainty.”

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some U.S. states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said on Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is “spreading with incredible efficiency.”

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Edgar Ramirez spoke to the AP while promoting Disney’s upcoming movie Jungle Cruise, in which he plays the villainous Spanish conquistador Aguirre opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Jungle Cruise, an adventure movie inspired by the iconic Disneyland theme park ride of the same name, opens on July 30 in theatres and on Disney Plus with Premier Access.

Ramirez said that being in this film “means a lot” to him because he grew up watching Disney movies. He also hinted at the possibility of a sequel or new franchise.

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“It’s beautiful to be part of the Disney universe in such an iconic movie which we’ll hope becomes the adventures saga of this decade,” he said.

First published on: 23-07-2021 at 20:18 IST
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