Steph Curry To Host Coronavirus Q&A With Dr. Anthony Fauci

Carrie Guzman
March 26, 2020

Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

As questions and comments flooded the screen, one stood out: former President Barack Obama.

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'.

"We don't know whether that's going to happen with this virus". Though he explained that not every part of the United States should take the same approach with regard to lockdowns. "Korea is starting to do that, they're starting to come down". Europe, particularly Italy, is in a awful situation, they're still going way up. "The United States is a big country, we have so many different regions, like New York City right now is having a bad time, and yet there are places in the country that are doing really quite well".

"New York City right now is having a bad time and yet there are places in the country that are doing really quite well".

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Fauci also highlighted the importance of social distancing, saying that restrictions being lifted in the future is "not an all or none process" and that until the outbreak is over, everyone should continue practicing distance and washing hands frequently in order to return to "somewhat of a normal life". "Then you can pinpoint cases much more easily than getting overwhelmed by cases, which is what's going on in New York City". But three-time National Basketball Association champion Steph Curry has chose to play on a different court to help fight the spread of the disease.

Curry also asked the expert how the virus differs from the flu and if someone can contract the virus a few times, but Fauci said there is not enough data. He said earlier this month he had tested positive for Influenza.

Fauci painted a stark picture for young people, who may think they're immune to the virus, or those who compare its risks to the seasonal flue. Fauci noted in his commentary that medical officials in the US are seeing the virus attack more younger patients than in other parts of the world.

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While it is true that the elderly and those suffering from conditions like lung disease and diabetes have a far greater risk of dying, some young people who have contracted it have also become very sick, he said.

"If you are seriously ill, then you have to go there".

'Which means you can then safely go out into the community and feel immune so that you cannot only protect yourself and get back to work, get back to your job, but you'll be able to have what's referred to as herd immunity, ' he continued.

"That's what we've got to be careful of".

Curry said in the livestream that he was tested for coronavirus after having some minor symptoms, from which he has recovered. The conversation started a few minutes late after Curry was inundated with requests after opening up the chat.

Dr. Fauci has been the Director of NIAID since 1984.

Some other prominent names who joined the stream include Justin Bieber and Curry's former Warriors' teammate Andre Iguodala. "I think we all can take some of this information that we're going to hear, pass it on to our inner-circles".

Curry and Fauci's Q & A was set up after Curry's close friend and business partner Bryant Barr reached out to Fauci and his representatives to see if they would be interested.

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