The COVID-19 virus has the world’s attention and Stephen Curry has led the charge for the Golden State Warriors by talking to Dr. Fauci on the virus’s impact.
The NBA has been on hold ever since Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus. As the league and the rest of the world scramble for a way to move forward, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have been at the forefront of learning more about the virus. Recently, Curry talked to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on Instagram live.
Curry and Fauci spoke in front of nearly 50,000 live viewers on the COVID-19 virus. Fauci led the way, speaking on some of the biggest misconceptions of the virus and explaining what we are actually up against.
“We are starting to see that there are some people, like you, who are younger with no underlying conditions, who are getting seriously ill,” Fauci said. This was a direct response to the idea that young people are immune to the virus and should not be worried.
Fauci spent much of the interview educating Curry and the rest of the world on this disease. Of course, they also delved into the state of the NBA and what it would take for the league to resume.
To be clear, Fauci said the league will need to wait until the curve of infections begins to go down. China and South Korea have seen their curve decrease but this is because they are far ahead of the United States in terms of when the virus first hit.
Fauci pointed out that Italy is still going way up and the United States must continue to take precautions to avoid following this trend.
Overall, Curry has been doing a phenomenal job of using his platform to help the world during this time. He has already donated a ton of money to the Warriors arena/team employees, done fundraisers for children and students, as well as this Livestream to help educate his fans.
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This is bigger than basketball and Curry is proving why he is more than just an all-time great player on the court, he is a strong role model in general.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.