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- Angelina Jolie spoke with California's chief physician, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, about the risk that coronavirus poses to children, and admitted that she became even more emotional about the state of the world
Angelina Jolie spoke with California's chief physician, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, about the risk that coronavirus poses to children, and admitted that she became even more emotional about the state of the world
Angelina Jolie, 44, spoke about her emotional response to being challenged to the world when she decided to be interviewed to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and how she could put children at risk with the California surgeon general. by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris for a video that was also released with an article she wrote for Time magazine. During the discussion, the award-winning actress admitted that she had cried repeatedly in the past when she heard about suffering around the world, but soon realized that she needed to act, not just express emotions, to bring about real change and help those in greatest need and whom she could help.
“There was a time in my life when I became more aware of what is happening in the world, what is happening in our country and what is happening in people's lives,” she began explaining to Dr. Harris in the video. “And I opened up, and I hoped that I could be useful, and I really can't think about anything else in my life now, except somehow find a way to be useful, but in the beginning I wrote an article in a magazine, I I wrote only because I was crying, so if I was writing at this moment, people would not see that I was crying, and then this wonderful grandmother met on my way, who took care of many children, and she lost all her brothers and sisters, and she saw me cry. I thought I was very emotional and very compassionate, and she just said, "I don't need you to cry, I need your help."
Angelina, who is a mother of six, said meeting the woman helped her understand that although she had these empathetic feelings, she needed to experience them. She is very fortunate to have the opportunity to do so.
In addition to discussing what she has learned in the past, she talked about how trauma and stress can make children more susceptible to illness and how important it is to keep in touch with people at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic despite having to stay. in quarantine. “I think it's so important that people hear this,” she said when Dr. Harris raised the issue of staying home. “To love each other, communicate with each other. Be there, be a support group, keep your eyes open, be you a teacher or just a friend."