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Dr. Bonnie Henry takes over Olivia Munn's social media and the internet gets a little kinder, calmer, safer

Olivia Munn gave B.C.'s top doc, Dr. Bonnie Henry, her social media, Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
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June 30, 2020 - 11:56 AM

Actress Olivia Munn has handed over the keys to her social media to B.C.'s top doctor and the internet is already a kinder, calmer and safer place.

Dr. Bonnie Henry's social media takeover is part of the #Passthemic movement, which has celebrities handing over their social media accounts to COVID-19 medical professionals across the world.

Although Dr. Henry has won over Canadians, this project may earn her much broader attention with Munn's sizeable social media presence and she's using it to bring her trademark compassion to the world.

"I also want all of us, especially younger people, to understand the danger #COVID19 poses for our seniors. One of the most important things we can do is to recognize this and protect them. They are the keepers of our history, culture, and language," Dr. Henry wrote this morning in an instagram post that's had thousands of likes.

"Here in British Columbia, for example, we need to take extra care to protect our Elders, especially in Indigenous communities. No matter where you are, young people need to know that they must play a central role in keeping our elders safe from COVID-19. Help take care of your family and community by joining our global, coordinated response to COVID-19, demand action at @ONE. #passthemic."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanks, Olivia, I’m so happy to be here. As Olivia mentioned, I’m Dr. Bonnie Henry (@govTogetherBC) and I’m the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia (@CDCofBC) and part of the team of health officers across Canada working together on COVID-19. The top thing I want everyone to understand about dealing with #COVID19 is that our response needs to be built on togetherness and compassion. It may not sound very scientific, but the only way that we can support each other through this is by recognizing that it does no good to blame, single out, or stigmatize people who have this disease. Underlying it all needs to be compassion and support for each other because taking down barriers, trusting people and sharing information is what we need to get through this. To come together for a global, coordinated response to COVID-19, demand action at @ONE. #passthemic #oneworld

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Munn has 816,000 followers on Twitter and 2.6 million followers on Instagram.

"The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating news channels, social media and our daily conversations. With such an overwhelming amount of information, it can be hard to cut through the noise," according to ONE World's website. "That’s why we’re launching #PassTheMic, so that we can hear directly from the experts and frontline workers. Each day, celebrities including Julia Roberts, Danai Gurira, and Hugh Jackman will hand their social media channels over to medical experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, frontline workers like Dr. Tsion Firew of Columbia University, and policy experts like Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo Iweala."

 

Henry, beloved by B.C. residents, has multiple social media fan clubs, and is known for her cool, collected demeanour when delivering the province's daily COVID-19 updates.

She's been featured in the The New York Times and had Fluevog shoes designed after her


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