Matthew McConaughey blasts division in the coronavirus battle and says 'all hands need to be on the rope'

Matthew McConaughey has blasted political division in the battle against coronavirus, saying that 'all hands need to be on the rope'. 
The Academy Award winning actor offered a message of unity yesterday, calling the battle with the virus a 'tug of war' and that 'we need all hands on the rope' to defeat it, while featuring as a special guest on Bret Baier's Special Report.
McConaughey, who also founded the Just Keep Livin' fitness and wellness programs for high school students, said the stress from the politicization of the battle is leading Americans to fighting on two fronts.  
'And that is not what we need. We need a collection right now. This is a tug of war at the virus. We need all hands on the rope,' McConaughey told Baier on FoxNews
Pictured: Matthew McConaughey offering a message of unity to Americans yesterday amid the coronavirus pandemic
Pictured: Matthew McConaughey offering a message of unity to Americans yesterday amid the coronavirus pandemic 
The interview came after he released a PSA video on his Instagram entitled 'It's about us,' which echoed similar sentiments to last night's comments. 
When questioned about the video, McConaughey said people need to come together to 'take care of each other' in a 'collective purpose' as the virus tears through the US.      
'Look at who we are in World War II. And we have a crisis that came to us. We were united in that purpose. And all of a sudden the human factor started to get split and two tribes started fighting each other in partisan politics,' McConaughey said. 
He added that in the weeks following the outbreak, people were united under a common cause, which he believes was 'hijacked' by political division.     
When questioned about the video (a still, pictured), McConaughey said people need to come together to 'take care of each other' in a 'collective purpose' as the virus tears through the US
When questioned about the video (a still, pictured), McConaughey said people need to come together to 'take care of each other' in a 'collective purpose' as the virus tears through the US
Pictured: A still from McConaughey's public service announcement video entitled 'It's about us'
Pictured: A still from McConaughey's public service announcement video entitled 'It's about us'
'The narrative became, if you want to go to work, you're on the far right. If you don't go to work, you want to stay home, you're on the far left,' he said. 
'And now even the mask wearing is getting politicized, where if you want to wear a mask, you wear a mask, you're a liberal. And if you don't, you're conservative. And that's just not true.' 
He added that if the public focuses on the single more dangerous enemy - the virus which has killed over 83,000 people nationwide - then 'we're going to beat it'. 
McConaughey said that current measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, like using masks and social distancing guidelines, were 'Band-Aids to hold off until science catches up'. 
He said that government advice was in place to protect those at most risk from catching the disease.    
'This is unchartered waters. There's not a playbook,' he said. 
Matthew McConaughey blasts division in the coronavirus battle and says 'all hands need to be on the rope' Matthew McConaughey blasts division in the coronavirus battle and says 'all hands need to be on the rope' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 07:25 Rating: 5

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