Left Menu
Development News Edition

Warriors' Curry quizes Fauci on COVID-19

PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: 27-03-2020 09:26 IST | Created: 27-03-2020 09:26 IST
Warriors' Curry quizes Fauci on COVID-19

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 I know there's a conversation right now about the overall accessibility of tests." Fauci responded: "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. "Right now there are literally hundreds of thousands of tests out there, mostly because we got the private sector involved." Fauci said people should first call a healthcare provider if they experience symptoms, rather than heading straight to an emergency room.

Fauci said he was hopeful that a vaccine will be available by next winter, but in the meantime social distancing, testing and use of personal protective gear are important measures to protect health care providers and those battling the illness. "If we really push, we hope we will know by the time we get to next winter whether or not we have something that works," Fauci said. "Vaccines are going to be important for next time around, not for what we're dealing with now."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Asia-Pacific response to COVID-19 and climate emergency must build a resilient and sustainable future

... ...

Videos

Latest News

61-yr-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Udhampur; J-K toll 4 now

A 61-year-old woman from Udhampur who died at the Government Medical College in Jammu has tested positive for COVID-19, said an official on Wednesday. This is the fourth CVID-19 linked death reported from Jammu and Kashmir.The positive test...

Science News Roundup: Boeing plans to retest Starliner flight and Russian space agency says Trump paving way to seize other planets

Following is a summary of current science news briefs.Boeing plans to retest Starliner flight after botched missionBoeing Co said on Monday it would send its Starliner astronaut spacecraft on another unmanned mission to the International Sp...

People News Roundup: Prince Harry and Meghan plan new charitable organization; Body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend recovered and more

Following is a summary of current people news briefs.Prince Harry and Meghan plan new Archewell charitable organizationBritains Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who have recently moved to the Los Angeles area after stepping down from royal...

Red Sox LHP Sale concerned about Tommy John rehab

Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is on the road to recovery from surgery on his left elbow last week, but hes not certain how to attack rehab in a world on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. I dont know if theres going to be a safe ...

Give Feedback