With 30 million followers, Curry has a large platform to help get the word out about the virus to millions of Americans who might otherwise not be paying attention to the facts about the outbreak.
The doctor noted that young people are not at risk for the virus to the same degree older people are, but that does not mean they have nothing to worry about.
“The younger individuals, people who are the millennials, people who are otherwise young and healthy, generally, with some exceptions, you’re not completely exempt from risk,” he said.
“The problem is, we need the young people to help us to protect the vulnerable because, when an individual who is young gets infected, and either has no symptoms at all, or even mild symptoms, that individual will continue the virus spreading in the community,” Dr. Fauci said during last week’s podcast.
Fauci also told the more vulnerable people what to do.