How Sean Penn Went to War Against COVID

by Volker Weber

Nobody exactly asked Sean Penn if he would help set up one of the country’s most impressive coronavirus testing programs. And yet, under the auspices of his nonprofit, CORE, that’s what he did at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium. Now, the Oscar winner who spent the year on the frontlines of the fight to fix the crisis is expanding his group’s efforts—and bracing for a possible winter uptick.

Imagine what could have been done nationwide with the resources of a rich country.

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Thanks for sharing! I very much admire his commitment and persistence. Also, I think it is a shame that his attempt to collect money for the cause on YouTube with other Hollywood stars has resulted in only an embarrasingly small number of donations — right now a mere $2.340 at more than 3.600.000 views: https://youtu.be/MaZsPh6uyWg

Jörg Weske, 2020-10-17

Imagine what could have been done with just a tiny hint of sanity. Historians will run out of synonyms for abject stupidity...

Rob McDonagh, 2020-10-18

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