All the Celebrities Giving Back Throughout the Coronavirus Epidemic

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Justin Bieber, Rihanna, a member of BTS, NBA stars, Mark Cuban and other celebs are aiding the novel coronavirus relief efforts.

The deadly virus has killed thousands of people in more than 150 countries since it was first discovered late last year in Wuhan, China. This strain of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has also particularly affected Italy, South Korea, Iran, Spain, Germany and the United States, where testing is scarce due to bureaucracy.

The coronavirus has shut down major Hollywood productions and big festivals such as Coachella. Movie releases have been postponed. Broadway, other theaters, comedy clubs and many schools have shut down temporarily. Many jobs have allowed employees to work remotely.

Millions of people around the world, including celebs such asTom Hanks and Rita Wilsonhave opted to self-isolate at home to lower their risk of contracting the virus, venturing out for medical appointments or trips to the supermarket, where shoppers continuously fight amongst themselves as they deplete shelves of household essentials, like toilet paper and water.

But despite such apocalyptic scenes, these celebs have been making a positive impact and giving back to those in need.

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Rihanna, Fashion Police Widget, The Fashion Awards

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Project Runway, Christian Siriano

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Bethenny Frankel

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Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, 2019 TrevorLIVE Gala, Arrivals

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Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian

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Miley Cyrus

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ESC: Rita Ora

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Eric Stonestreet, The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Russell Wilson, Ciara Harris

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Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

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Chiara Ferragni, Fashion Police Widget

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ESC: Lady Gaga

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Dierks Bentley

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JJ Watt, Kealia Ohai

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Justin Timberlake, ESPY Awards 2008

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Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

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Stephen Curry

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Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants

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Vanessa Hudgens, Bad Boys For Life premiere

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Ayesha Curry, Stephen Curry

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Justin Bieber, mask

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Donatella Versace, The Fashion Awards 2019

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Zion Williamson, The ESPYS, Red Carpet Fashion

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Sheryl Sandberg

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Kevin Love

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Blake Griffin, Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin

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BTS' Suga, Bong Joon-Ho

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Bill Gates, Melinda Gates

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Mark Cuban, 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Arrivals

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Find out how the coronavirus has impacted Hollywood and entertainment in general.

(This story was originally published on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:22 p.m. PST)



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