NBA star Stephen Curry took his questions on the coronavirus pandemic to senior US scientist Anthony Fauci in an Instagram conversation that drew almost 50,000 viewers, including former president Barack Obama. The message from Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health: "This is serious business." "One of the reasons why I wanted to have this Q&A, is to hopefully reach different demographics and people who are interested in the facts," Curry told Fauci during the Instagram Live broadcast on Thursday. He said seeing pictures of people at crowded beaches and parks, even as Californians are under orders to stay home and pratice social distancing, prompted him to try to reach out. Curry talked about his bout with what was confirmed to be seasonal flu earlier this month, revealing he was tested at the time for COVID-19. "I had flu-like symptoms about two days before the NBA shut down and I got a test pretty much right away," Curry said. "And
The Daily Beast/Instagram/Stephen Curry You weren't the only one crushing on Stephen Curry and Dr. Anthony Fauci's Instagram Q&A on Thursday. Former President Barack Obama and pop star Justin Bieber were among those who tuned in to see the Golden State Warriors All-Star lob refreshingly useful questions at Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. After noting that he liked the mini basketball hoop hanging behind Fauci, Curry thanked America's favorite doctor for his soothing daily updates on the pandemic and his "commitment to protecting the masses and bringing all your expertise and knowledge." Read more at The Daily Beast.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry on Thursday that the United States will not be able to get "back to some degree of normality" until the country starts seeing a decline in confirmed coronavirus cases. (March 26)