Steph Curry Hosts Chat With Nation's Top Covid Dr.

Steph Curry Hosts Chat With Nation's Top Covid Dr.

An early voice and activist amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, Stephen Curry continued to undertake a global responsibility to the public, this morning, by way of education. Giving his nearly 30 million Instagram followers direct access to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Curry hosted the special live Q&A with crowdsourced questions from social media, with a focused effort in mobilizing and empowering a sense of personal responsibility among the generation that has the most power to flatten the curve: Gen Z.

See highlights below, or rewatch the event HERE

Q/ Stephen: We’re going into week three since the NBA has been shut down, the Olympics have been postponed, etc. What needs to happen in terms the numbers to be able to then determine that large gatherings, sporting events etc. are okay to revisit?

A/ Dr. Fauci: We need to see the trajectory of the curve start to come down. We can start getting back to some degree of normality when the country as a whole has turned that corner and starts coming down. Then you can pinpoint cases more easily.

Q/ Stephen: This why I wanted to have this Q&A, to reach a different demographic because you see people at the beach and at the park and public gatherings not adhering to the social distancing, and there’s a sense of urgency— that can continue to increase the spread of the virus.

A/ Dr. Fauci:You are absolutely correct – we really do have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable ones and the vulnerable ones are the elderly and those with underlying conditions. We have to make sure that they are clearly protected from this, which could be very serious.

Q/ Stephen: What does it mean to be recovered, and can you get the virus a second time? Or if you’re infected and then recover, when can we go out and not be contagious?

A/ Dr. Fauci: If you’re infected and you recover, the general rule is you have to have two cultures 24 hours apart that are negative. As more people get infected, that’s likely not going to be feasible. We’re not there yet because we don’t know as much. Once you get infected, if this acts like every other virus and you recover, you will not get infected with the same virus