Time Lord offers reassuring words in wake of coronavirus.


The titular hero of Doctor Who tends to turn up when humanity finds itself in the direst of straits. So, it makes sense that Jodie Whittaker's time traveler has addressed the public in a new video just released on Twitter in which she attempts to reassure people about the coronavirus pandemic.

"Oh, hi, this is an emergency transmission," says Whittaker, dressed as the Doctor, in the clip. "If you're seeing this, the TARDIS must have detected an upsurge in psychological signals from somewhere in space and time. Basically, I think somebody somewhere might be a little bit worried. I'm actually just self-isolating, or as I like to call it, 'hiding from an army of Sontarans' — but keep that to yourself. Now, here's what I do in any worrying situation. One, remember, you'll get through this and things will be alright, even if they look uncertain, even if you're worried, darkness never prevails. Two, tell jokes, even bad ones, especially bad ones, I'm brilliant at bad ones. Three, be kind, even kinder than you were yesterday, and I know you were super kind yesterday. Look out for each other, you won't be the other one worried. Talking will help. Sharing will help. Look out for your friends, your neighbors, people you hardly know, and family, because in the end, we're all family. Four, listen to science, and listen to doctors, right? They've got your back. Five, stay strong, stay positive, you've got this, and I will see you very soon."

Got all that? Brilliant.

Watch the video below.

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