Julian Edelman urges to 'glove up, mask up' to stay safe from coronavirus

Julian Edelman on Twitter

We know a thing or two about comebacks around here. Stay strong Boston, stay inside. This too shall pass. https://t.co/liIZIeXAA5

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Julian Edelman didn't give any new advice on Wednesday, but apparently there are people out there who still need to be told how to stay safe from the coronavirus outbreak. COVID-19 continues to grip the world and cause tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. alone, but some might not take it seriously until the advice comes from a professional player of American football.

Nothing against Edelman, who on Wednesday tweeted the latest and most valuable advice for anyone who needs to travel to a public place amid fears of spreading COVID-19. Some simple instructions that are still not reaching enough people's brains. If you've gone out lately to places where humans walk around and touch things and get their microscopic droplets on things, you're probably still seeing too many patrons going gloveless and/or maskless.

To anyone who's been paying attention to the coronavirus outbreak and how it's affecting the country, if you go without a mask or glove near other people, you might as well go straight-up nude.

So we need people like Julian Edelman to implore more people to take up the cause. Here we are. We've got Edelman having to show people how to protect themselves and others when they get close to humans in public.

Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots points prior to the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots points prior to the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

"As [Mayor Marty Walsh] always says, 'Boston is a city built on comebacks,' and we're gonna come back from this," Edelman says. "But there are crucial things that we have to do to come back from this, and that's staying inside, being safe, social distancing. It's a necessary thing.

"I honestly want to say thank you to the people that are putting their neck on the line out there - medical pros, our police departments, our fire departments, people that are delivering food - it's crazy to see how we are all coming together to work together because of these circumstances, and we have to continue to do that."

Edelman finishes the video by strapping on a mask and some nitrile gloves, as he says: "But if you do go outside, for your grocery or anything: glove up, mask up, safe up, and like they said, stay healthy, stay safe, stay inside."

As of Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed 12,754 deaths and 395,011 total cases of the novel coronavirus. Including presumed cases from the State Department of Public Health, Massachusetts has confirmed 433 deaths and 16,790 total cases.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 08: A sign on the Longfellow Bridge encourages social distance among runners on April 08, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. A stay-at-home order by by Gov. Charlie Baker is in effect through May 4, while Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has enacted a recommended curfew of 9 p.m. and is encouraging the use of face masks in public spaces. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 08: A sign on the Longfellow Bridge encourages social distance among runners on April 08, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. A stay-at-home order by by Gov. Charlie Baker is in effect through May 4, while Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has enacted a recommended curfew of 9 p.m. and is encouraging the use of face masks in public spaces. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

So please, can you just wear a mask if you go for food and supplies? Please? Stay far away from other people if you're out for a walk? Please?? Make a mask out of cloth you have at home if you have to. Just do the things and we'll all come out of this more thankful for each other.

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