With a basketball hoop propped up in the background of his office, Fauci began by explaining how COVID-19 is different than the flu.
"What we are starting to see is that there are some people who are younger, people your age - young, healthy, vigorous, who don't have any underlying conditions - who are seriously ill", Fauci said.
"We don't know whether that's going to happen with this virus". What you need is you need to see the trajectory of the curve start to come down.
"If this acts like every virus that we've ever known, the chances are overwhelming that if you get infected, recover from infection, that you are not going get infected from the same virus", Fauci said. Europe, particularly Italy, is in a bad situation, they're still going way up.
"New York City right now is having a bad time and yet there are places in the country that are doing really quite well".
As the interview neared its end, Curry asked Fauci what he felt was the biggest misconception that is being talked about with the coronavirus. "Then you can pinpoint cases much more easily than getting overwhelmed by cases, which is what's going on in New York City".
Curry noted his own recent illness in a discussion regarding the testing issues that many continue to deal with across the country.
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.
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Fauci emphasized that social distancing is vital, saying young people should realize they're not immune to the virus. Fauci noted in his commentary that medical officials in the USA are seeing the virus attack more younger patients than in other parts of the world.
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"That's what we've got to be careful of". "This is serious business".
Curry said he wanted to encourage his followers to take the threat of spreading the virus seriously, describing photos and videos of young people at parks and beaches.
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Some other prominent names who joined the stream include Justin Bieber and Curry's former Warriors' teammate Andre Iguodala.