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Jennifer Lawrence And Her "Hunger Games" Co-Stars Have Made A Powerful Video About Ebola

"I'd be fine."

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This powerful video was made by actor Jeffrey Wright, who plays Beetee in the Hunger Games films.

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Wright recruited his co-stars to talk about the issue of Ebola.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said The Hunger Games worked as an allegory for the disease.

He said that the US was "very much like the Capitol", while countries like Guinea and Liberia were "like the outer districts".

"I thought, well, let's play with that idea as a way of highlighting the stark contrast between we, the Capitol, and they, the outer districts," he added.

Towards the end of the video, Lawrence says she'd be "fine" if she got Ebola.

As Upworthy pointed out, it's "probably true". Every American treated for Ebola on US soil has survived, while in parts of Africa the survival rate is far lower: In Guinea the case-fatality ratio is almost 70%.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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