__”There are so many stupid, ridiculous conspiracy theories about black people not being able to get it…” Idris Elba

Pay #urgent attention! There are some people going around saying that the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) does not infect black people. This is ridiculous and I would go so far as to say racist. These sorts of ideas are putting hundreds of millions of lives at risk in Africa and across the world. A few days ago, @IdrisElba, one of the world’s most famous and talented actors, tested positive for COVID-19. I wanted to share his YouTube video with you today.

Please listen and share this widely. And if you yourself have been peddling this dangerous lie, please have the courage to send out this link, on your WhatsApp group and correct the rumors urgently. It is not an exaggeration to say that your actions can save thousands of lives.

Storms don’t last forever, but the end of this very dangerous one depends on each of us doing our part.

Image credit: Idris Elba. With appreciation for his live-saving words.

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Author:Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Econet Group. He serves on several international boards including Unilever, and the Global Advisory boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and Stanford University. A board member of the Rockefeller Foundation for 15 years, he also serves as Chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He is a co-founder of the Carbon War Room, Pathways for Prosperity, and the Global Business Coalition on Education. He and his wife, Tsitsi, co-founded the Higherlife Foundation and are signators of the Giving Pledge.

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