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Trust science ‘more than something you read on Facebook’

In March 2020, just weeks into a nationwide shutdown as the coronavirus began wreaking havoc all over the country, Matt Damon and his co-stars from Contagion took to the internet with a series of PSAs for COVID-obsessed Americans.

At the time, Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 startlingly accurate film about a fictional devastating pandemic found new popularity on streaming services. That prompted Damon (who played a man immune to the disease), Kate Winslet and company to collaborate with medical experts to encourage people to trust science and embrace social-distancing.

“You can actually sit on the couch or in a chair, like I’m

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