Dr. Anthony Fauci and Stephen Curry’s Q and A Session Reminds It’s Too Early to Talk About Normality
The member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force answers the former NBA star’s important questions about the coronavirus pandemic on Instagram Live, which is watched by Barack Obama.
AceShowbiz -Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has joined Stephen Curry for a Q&A session that shed light on the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. During the conversation, which took place on Thursday, March 26 and was watched by some famous faces namely former President Barack Obama, Justin Bieber and Andre Iguodala, Stephen asked the doctor when America will be able to go back to normal.
Stating that that there’s no way of actually knowing when the pandemic will end, Anthony said people can start talking about going back to normality when “the curve start to come down.” He cited the cases in countries as example, “We’ve seen that in China; it went up and down. They’re starting to get back to normal life. Korea is starting to come back down. Europe, particularly Italy, is still in a terrible situation.”
He added, “The United States is a big country, and we have so many different regions. New York City is having a terrible time, but there are places [in the US] that are doing quite well. We can start thinking about getting back to some degree of normality when the country, as a whole, has turned the corner. Then, you can pinpoint cases much more easily instead of getting overwhelmed.”
Noting how serious the pandemic is, the doctor acknowledged, “It’s not convenient to be locked inside… it’s not convenient for you to not play basketball.”
During the Q&A session, Step also confirmed that he got a test for COVID-19 after developing flu-like symptoms in early March, before they talked about the overall accessibility of tests. “That’s been a real issue early on. Several weeks ago we were not in a place we wanted to be or needed to be,” Anthony said. “Right now there are literally hundreds of thousands of tests out there, mostly because we got the private sector involved.”
While Target, Walgreen, Walmart and others help set up testing sites throughout the country and commercial businesses help create more tests, the doctor still urged people to first call a healthcare provider if they are experiencing symptoms. “Don’t go to an emergency room because you might be affecting others,” he reminded.
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