USA TODAY Sports’ Mark Medina breaks down what Stephen Curry and Anthony Fauci’s discussion on COVID-19.
To learn more about the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused more than 23,000 deaths worldwide and has led sports leagues to stop playing, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry consulted directly with a trusted source.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared on Curry’s Instagram account on Thursday to field questions from Curry about COVID-19.
Below are the highlights of the 28-minute interview, edited for space and clarity.
Q: How is COVID-19 different from the flu?
Fauci: “It’s similar in some respects in that it is a respiratory illness that is transmitted by the respiratory route. It gives a degree of pathology that is mostly pneumonia. The reason it’s different is that it’s very, very much more transmissible than flu. More importantly, it’s significantly more serious.”
Can young people get sick from COVID-19?
Fauci: “You can get sick. But you don’t get into serious trouble if you are young. It’s very heavily weighted toward the elderly with those…