Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder’s wife, Jill Vedder, reposted a new photo on her official Instagram account and shared a crucial statement of the famous author, Elizabeth Gilbert, about coronavirus outbreak.

In the statement, Elizabeth Gilbert said that people may overreact or under-reacting about Coronavirus. She pointed out that people, who have overreactions or fears about Coronavirus, must not be judged.

Jill supported the author’s thoughts by sharing her words on her Instagram page and showed that she agreed with her opinions. Also, if you look at this photo, a note was left, which is written on the napkin, about this issue.

Here’s the message:

“Overreacting about people who are overreacting is just another form of overreacting.”

You can also read the statement written by Elizabeth Gilbert:

“In Seattle, I’m trying to stay calm, protect my kids from fear and the unknown. I’m listening to the scientist’s words not mainstream media and doing the best I can to maintain some sanity in these insane days.

Dear Ones—For now, the only thing I have to say about the Coronavirus is this: Let’s not judge people too fiercely for how they are reacting to this situation. It may be the case that people are overreacting, or it may be that they are under-reacting….it’s not my place to judge that.

I don’t have all the answers and I can’t see into the future—no more than anybody else can. But I do know that when I add my condemnation to the conversation, it just ratchets up hysteria in a different way—and most of all, it’s not kind. If you believe that somebody is overreacting, just try to remember that another word for ‘overreaction’ is “fear”.

Try to be compassionate, not contemptuous. We don’t all share the same fears, but we all know what fear feels like, and it’s a terrible sensation. I wouldn’t wish to fear anybody, and I know that a lot of people are genuinely afraid right now.”

She continued:

“I have no way of knowing how many people are going to suffer physically from this virus, but I do know that millions of people are already suffering from it emotionally—and those people need love, not contempt. Those people are my brothers and sisters. Let me never forget my compassion for their anxiety, rather than telling them how they should or should not be feeling.

And let me also show a strong measure of mercy to the people across the world who are running institutions, schools, governments, and companies right now. Those people are faced with the supremely unenviable task of trying to figure out how to respond to this crisis responsibly.

There is no playbook. They will make mistakes. They will overreact; they will under-react. They are human beings in an impossible dilemma. I would not wish to be the person faced with such massive, impactful decisions right now. Let me show compassion to them. Let me show compassion to all. And let me never stop asking: ‘How can I help?'”

A fan named liviolet_pearl commented and said:

“I’m Italian, please not underestimate Be careful and everything will be fine!”

Another fan named ucy_leave_ wrote:

“Here in Italy, we are trying to do our best! 🙏”

See the Instagram post below.

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#Repost @elizabeth_gilbert_writer ・・・in Seattle, I’m trying to stay calm, protect my kids from fear and the unknown. I’m listening to the scientists words not main stream media and doing the best I can to maintain some sanity in these insane days.. #compassion Dear Ones—For now, the only thing I have to say about the Coronavirus is this: Let’s not judge people too fiercely for how they are reacting to this situation. It may be the case that people are overreacting, or it may be that they are under-reacting….it’s not my place to judge that. I don’t have all the answers and I can’t see into the future—no more than anybody else can. But I do know that when I add my condemnation to the conversation, it just ratchets up hysteria in a different way—and most of all, it’s not kind. If you believe that somebody is overreacting, just try to remember that another word for “overreaction” is “fear”. Try to be compassionate, not contemptuous. We don’t all share the same fears, but we all know what fear feels like, and it’s a terrible sensation. I wouldn’t wish fear on anybody, and I know that a lot of people are genuinely afraid right now. I have no way of knowing how many people are going to suffer physically from this virus, but I do know that millions of people are already suffering from it emotionally—and those people need love, not contempt. Those people are my brothers and sisters. Let me never forget my compassion for their anxiety, rather than telling them how they should or should not be feeling. And let me also show a strong measure of mercy to the people across the world who are running institutions, schools, governments, and companies right now. Those people are faced with the supremely unenviable task of trying to figure out how to respond to this crisis responsibly. There is no playbook. They will make mistakes. They will overreact; they will under react. They are human beings in an impossible dilemma. I would not wish to be the person faced with such massive, impactful decisions right now. Let me show compassion to them. Let me show compassion to all. And let me never stop asking: “How can I help?”

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