Survivor: Winners at War castaways remind you ‘we’re in this together’ during COVID-19 crisis

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Several players from this season of Survivor: Winners at War have come together to film a virtual togetherness video during the COVID-19 crisis.

I’m not going to lie, Survivor: Winners at War has been a reliable constant in a sea of unknowns right now. The novel coronavirus and its subsequent disease, COVID-19, has been the dominant news story across the world, yet for an hour every Wednesday, we can remember our old favorites as they sit on the jury while the new kids on the block further entrench their growing legacies.

This season began filming shortly after Edge of Extinction aired in its totality, meaning these castaways had no idea that their hard-fought battles, backstabbing, and overall betrayal between one another would serve as a distraction. Instead of living every day like it’s another opportunity to stir up drama and fight online like this was Big Brother, these winners pulled off a winning move.

Some of the castaways from Survivor: Winners at War filmed part of a social togetherness PSA on behalf of the show’s main social media accounts, reminding viewers that, as a society, we’re in this together and we will get through this hardship as a collective.

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Even though we have to stay indoors, self-isolate, and even possibly quarantine ourselves to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases (especially on behalf of our most vulnerable), these Survivor players take part to remind us the importance of community in these trying times. The online community is just as not, if not stronger, than some of the bonds broadcast by these players on television.

With filming for Survivor seasons 41 and 42 officially delayed because of the coronavirus (and current precautions likely postponing when production can ramp up again), we must cherish what we get weekly on Wednesday and remember that there’s always room for opportunity for new legacies to form in the years ahead. Checking out CBS All Access to get past seasons for free is a good way to spend the time in the meanwhile.

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For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health for US citizens. Canadian citizens should visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website dedicated to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.