Dr. Anthony Fauci, Stephen Curry Discuss Coronavirus on Instagram

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Curry's interview with Fauci comes a day after the infectious disease expert warned during a White House briefing that the coronavirus "very well might" become a seasonal cycle and that "it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that we will get a cycle around", referring to the administration's efforts in developing a vaccine as quickly as possible so that it will be available "for that next cycle". You contain it at a very low level. He only played five games this season, but during the interview, he asked Fauci when he thinks the threat level of public gatherings, such as an National Basketball Association game, will decrease, alluding to his desire to get back on the court.

In medical terms, Fauci mentioned that the "general rule" is to have two cultures, 24 hours apart, that test negative, but said that as more people get infected that likely is not going to be feasible.

Curry also asked the expert how the virus differs from the flu and if someone can contract the virus a couple of times, but Fauci said there is not enough data. From there, he said, it's matter of quarantining those people. "You treat New York City different than you treat Nebraska", Fauci said. So a direct answer to your question, we can start thinking about getting back to some degree of normality when the country as a whole has turned that corner and start coming down. Curry asked. "Can you get it a second time?"

He stressed that young people need to adhere to social distancing and other steps created to slow the spread of the virus both to protect themselves and to prevent other, more vulnerable people from contracting it.

'Which means you can then safely go out into the community and feel immune so that you cannot only protect yourself and get back to work, get back to your job, but you'll be able to have what's referred to as herd immunity, ' he continued. Enough people have recovered in the community. "It's significantly more serious", he said. 'The rate of mortality of seasonal flu, that you and I confront every year, is about 0.1 percent. The overall mortality of the coronavirus is around 1%. Sometimes, like in China, it was up to 2 or 3 percent, which means it's at least 10 times more serious than the typical influenza'. "It's still a small minority but it doesn't mean young people like yourself should say, I'm completely exempt from getting seriously ill". He said health officials will have to develop testing or guidelines for when it is safe to resume normal life after being infected.

Now half a million people worldwide have contracted the virus, according to the Associated Press, while deaths have climbed over 23,000.

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