Dr. Fauci to Be Interviewed Thursday By … Stephen Curry?

Tanya Simon
March 27, 2020

During the interview, the Warriors talent asked Dr. Fauci to elaborate on the intricacies of the coronavirus, such as how it's spread.

Curry also asked the expert how the virus differs from the flu and if someone can contract the virus a couple of times, but Fauci said there is not enough data.

Curry concluded the chat saying - "Information is power and this is such a timely conversation I think in terms of what we can do". The United States is a big country, we have so many different regions. "The overall mortality of seasonal flu.is about 0.1 percent. So when people kind of compare it, it's really, really different in its degree of seriousness".

Shortly after Fauci's remarks aired, President Trump told governors in a letter Thursday afternoon that his administration is coming up with new guidelines to determine counties as high-risk, medium-risk or low-risk regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

"What we're starting to see is people who are younger, young, healthy, vigorous, who don't have any underlying conditions, who are getting seriously ill", Fauci told the online audience. "They have to be careful they don't re-Introduce the virus back Into China". "It's still a small minority but it doesn't mean young people like yourself should say, I'm completely exempt from getting seriously ill".

Curry came down with serious flu-like symptoms that forced him to miss a game on March 7 and also forced Warriors officials to quickly send out an email deflating any talk of the two-time MVP having the coronavirus.

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Curry and Fauci covered everything from the effectiveness of masks to the accessibility of tests.

'Once you get infected, can you get re-infected?' Fauci asked rhetorically.

"I myself, I had flu-like symptoms, two days before the National Basketball Association shutdown, and I got a test pretty much right away", he told the online audience. He said health officials will have to develop testing or guidelines for when it is safe to resume normal life after being infected.

On a more positive note, Fauci explained, there is reason to believe that once someone who had contracted coronavirus gets cleared of the infection, they will be immune to it going forward.

Obama said in the comments, "Listen to the science".

But in places like NY or New Orleans, where the outbreak is at its worst, Fauci said the only possible strategy is 'mitigation - trying to prevent the best you can the spread'. Do your part and take care of each other.

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