Coronavirus: ‘Avengers’ Actress Evangeline Lilly Refuses to Quarantine
Evangeline Lilly, who starred with Paul Rudd in Ant Man and The Wasp and was in Avengers: Endgame, doesn’t believe in going on quarantine. The actress said in an Instagram post that her family is keeping on with their usual routines amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As millions of people are choosing to stay home to prevent the virus spread, Lilly said via her Instagram that she has taken her children to their gymnastics camp. Her kids, however, washed their hands and are playing and laughing since it is business as usual for them.
The actress received a lot of criticisms for her choice. Lilly replied that she is choosing her freedom over making a compromise in what she described as a “respiratory flu.” She also said that she lives with her father, who is immunocompromised as he has stage 4 leukemia.
“I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices,” the actress said in one of the comments.
“Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu. It’s unnerving…Let’s be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious — keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don’t abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power,” she added.
To slow down the spread of the virus, experts advised that it’s better to limit movement, as well as practice social distancing and self-quarantine. Since there is no cure or vaccine against coronavirus at the moment, these are the measures taken in many countries due to the lack of test kits everywhere.
As of Sunday, March 22, there are over 330,000 cases of virus infection globally with 14,600 deaths and more than 97,500 recoveries.