Warriors star Stephen Curry interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci – Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the world’s foremost coronavirus experts – on Instagram today.
If you missed it, you can watch the video above. It was comforting to hear from someone so knowledgeable and so sensible.
Coronavirus is far more serious than the seasonal flu.
Young, healthy people are still at risk.
Anyone with flu-like symptoms should stay home, not go to an emergency room (unless seriously ill). Call a healthcare provider and get instructions.
It’s not yet clear how many days after recovering from coronavirus it becomes safe to interact with others.
Though not yet confirmed for coronavirus, people can’t contract similar viruses multiple times.
Many viruses lose muster as it gets warmer/more humid, but we can’t count on coronavirus following the same trend as summer approaches.
Even as social-distancing restrictions are lifted, people should still take precautions relative to fully normal life.
We are not overreacting.
Access to testing is improving through privatization.
It could take a year to a year-and-a-half to develop and test a vaccine. Fauci hopes to have a working vaccine by next winter.
Fauci predicts coronavirus will cycle into another season.
With better testing during next cycle, cases could be isolated before turning into an outbreak. Therefore, widespread isolation won’t be necessary.
We need more masks. Priority should be healthcare providers then those who are infected then general population. Private companies are eagerly producing more masks.
Don’t land on the extremes. We need to take action. The world is not ending.
The best place for more information: coronavirus.gov
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