Mark Zuckerberg talks coronavirus with Anthony Fauci on Facebook Live – New York Post

Mark Zuckerberg talks coronavirus with Anthony Fauci on Facebook Live – New York Post

Mark Zuckerberg
America’s coronavirus expert had a choice to make: Stand beside President Trump at a White House briefing or take questions from billionaire techie Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.Dr.
Anthony Fauci picked the Facebook gig.Fauci and Zuckerberg had a 37-minute Facebook Live conversation Thursday about the fast-spreading infection, which is forcing tens of millions of Americans to stay off the job and in their homes.The men talked about many aspects of COVID-19, from the clinical trials for a vaccine to how to slow community transmissions.Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Zuckerberg that any vaccine would need to be tested on hundreds — possibly thousands — of people before it could be brought to market.So far, 45 people have been given a vaccine in the first phase of its testing.“At the fastest we can go, it’s going to take a year and a half to know if we have a vaccine that we can use, ” Fauci told the Facebook CEO.Later, Fauci cautioned: “This would not be the first time, if it happened, that a vaccine that looked good in initial safety [testing] actually made people worse.”On Friday, Trump and Fauci sparred over whether an anti-malarial drug ....


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