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"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.
During the interview, Fauci and Curry discussed numerous basic questions surrounding the coronavirus, starting with the difference of the virus when compared to the flu. From there, he said, it's matter of quarantining those people.
"There's a big difference between the extreme of locking a city down, opening it up a bit, but being more careful than you normally would be", Fauci said.
During the Q&A live, Ayesha Curry asked the question, calling it a "serious conversation starter".
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.
When Should You go to the Hospital, Get Tested for Coronavirus?Enough people have recovered in the community. That's what is referred to as herd immunity'.
Fauci emphasized that social distancing is vital, saying young people should realize they're not immune to the virus.
'When people kind of compare it, in some respects it has some similarities, but it's really, really different in its degree of seriousness, ' Fauci said. "The mortality of seasonal flu that we confront every year is about 01.%". The overall mortality of coronavirus is about 1 percent.
Fauci went on to say that's why the administration will have to "set some guidelines up" for the days following the diminution of symptoms, but that it's "not there yet" due to the unknowns of how far out we could be shedding the virus.
'One, you need to protect yourself, because you're not completely exempt from serious illness, but two, you can become the vector or the carrier of infection, where you get infected, you feel well and then you inadvertently and innocently pass it on to your grandfather or your grandmother or your uncle who's on chemotherapy for cancer'. He said health officials will have to develop testing or guidelines for when it is safe to resume normal life after being infected.