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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Very Concerned About Coronavirus, Has Not Offered A Goop Cure Yet

I wonder what colour vaginal jade egg will be the one to stop coronavirus in its tracks.

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Since the outbreak of coronavirus in December 2019, people have become increasingly fearful of contracting the disease.

While some general stupidity about how the disease spreads has been debunked, it’s been confirmed that coronavirus can be contracted through contaminated droplets. That is, through coughing and sneezing, or when touching contaminated surfaces like hands and objects.

So naturally, people have become quite cautious about unclean hands and breathing without face masks. However, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention states that face masks “should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others,” not by those who are not sick.

Regardless, a number of celebrities have uploaded photos in masks to Instagram like Kate Hudson and Goop-founder, Gwyneth Paltrow. On a plane to Paris with a black, heavy-duty face mask, Gwyneth captioned her photo: “En route to Paris. Paranoid? Prudent? Panicked? Placid? Pandemic? Propaganda? Paltrow’s just going to go ahead and sleep with this thing on the plane.”

“I’ve already been in this movie,” she continued. “Stay safe. Don’t shake hands. Wash hands frequently.”

The movie Gwyneth is referencing is, of course, the 2011 Steven Soderbergh medical thriller, Contagion. In the film, Gwyneth Paltrow’s character, Beth, faces a similar disease that kills millions of people across the world. As Contagion‘s patient zero, who contracted the disease in Hong Kong from bat-infection, Gwyneth’s role sounds eerily similar to the events happening today with coronavirus.

While her fear of contracting the disease is warranted, the fact that Gwyneth even hopped on a plane if she was so worried has confused people online. Her Instagram comments were quickly filled with people claiming that Gwyneth was “spreading panic” with her photo. “Oh for God’s sake, get a grip! It’s things like this that spark hysteria,” one person wrote. “If you’re that worried, don’t go, a mask won’t save you anyway!”

Meanwhile, everyone else just questioned why Gwyneth didn’t take a holistic approach to the virus, like she’s and her company has done in the past. Often criticised for its kooky approach to health and wellness, Goop has pushed a whole heap of bonkers “cures” to ailments for years — like the unwarranted claims that jade eggs in your vagina “regulate mensural cycles and increase bladder control”.

Considering Gwyneth has no problem pushing out replacements for real medicines, people are now speculating what Goop’s cure for coronavirus will be. Perhaps it will be a candle or an oil, but either way we patiently await the Goop remedy to the virus that’s shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.