•   
  •   
  •   

Entertainment Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and More Stars Spoke with Dr. Anthony Fauci in Group Call to Discuss COVID-19

03:05  09 november  2020
03:05  09 november  2020 Source:   people.com

Meet the eight key figures who helped make the NBA bubble a success

  Meet the eight key figures who helped make the NBA bubble a success When an NBA bubble idea was floated, commissioner Adam Silver was skeptical. Meet key figures who collaborated to make the bubble safe and COVID-free.“When the idea was first broached, it didn’t sound logistically realistic,” Silver said.

Back in April, Dr. Anthony Fauci participated in a private Zoom call to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with several celebrities — including Kim Kardashian West, who organized the virtual conversation.

Kim Kardashian, Anthony S. Fauci posing for the camera: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images Kim Kardashian, Dr. Fauci © Provided by People Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images Kim Kardashian, Dr. Fauci

In a new interview with CNN, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said that the call included 36 celebrities, musicians and athletes, including Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, 2 Chainz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk and more.

The 5 Biggest Bombshells From Kim Kardashian's David Letterman Interview

  The 5 Biggest Bombshells From Kim Kardashian's David Letterman Interview For David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Kim Kardashian discussed everything from the Paris robbery to O.J. Simpson.Yes, she skyrocketed to fame thanks to E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but she has taken that notoriety and transformed herself into an internationally recognized celebrity and businesswoman.

Kim Kardashian, Anthony S. Fauci are posing for a picture: Kim Kardashian, Dr. Fauci © Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images Kim Kardashian, Dr. Fauci

According to the outlet, who cited sources, Kardashian West, 40, arranged the call after Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams pleaded for social media influencers, including Kardashian West's sister Kylie Jenner, to use their platforms to get teens and millennials to understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

RELATED: U.S. Marks Third Straight Day of Record Coronavirus Cases, Joe Biden to Name COVID-19 Task Force

"It was a whole bunch of movie stars and some sports figures and they wanted to know about what they could do to stay safe, about wearing masks and avoiding crowds," Fauci, 79, told CNN. "I was impressed by the questions they asked, by their level of sophistication."

Kim Kardashian she shows off her lavish private island birthday bash

  Kim Kardashian she shows off her lavish private island birthday bash Kim Kardashian has been the target of backlash since revealing she rang in her 40th birthday on a private island with her closest friends and family members amid COVID-19. But despite the criticism, the KUWTK star continued to give followers a look at her birthday extravaganza in a series of clips shared to her Instagram Story on Tuesday night.Donning a metallic gold mini dress, Kim gave a guided tour of her incredible beachfront bash before taking a 'night swim in the ocean' with her girl gang.

Speaking about the Zoom call, which lasted about an hour, Fauci said the participating celebrities have "megaphones" and "could get the word out about staying safe."

"Each of them has enormous numbers of followers on their social media accounts," he told CNN. "I could say to them, for example, it's important to wear a mask, and they get on their accounts and say 'wear a mask' and it goes out to an additional couple of million people."

Also in August, Fauci spoke with Matthew McConaughey for 40 minutes on Instagram Live to discuss COVID-19 and the global health crisis.

RELATED: U.S. Hits a Record-Breaking 90,000 COVID Cases in 1 Day as Total Surpasses 9 Million

As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across the U.S at record-high numbers, Fauci recently warned that the country is “in for a whole lot of hurt."

"It’s not a good situation,” Fauci told the Washington Post earlier this month. “All the stars are aligned in the wrong place as you go into the fall and winter season, with people congregating at home indoors. You could not possibly be positioned more poorly.”

Tony La Russa named Chicago White Sox manager

  Tony La Russa named Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa named Chicago White Sox manager

Although Fauci said that hospitals are now “much better prepared” and have a better understanding of how to treat COVID-19 patients and avoid the high rate of deaths from April and May, he is still concerned about the current spikes in rural areas with smaller hospitals.

Anthony S. Fauci wearing a suit and tie: Shutterstock Dr. Anthony Fauci © Provided by People Shutterstock Dr. Anthony Fauci

“It’s much more about some of the states like Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, where … they never had a pretty good reserve of intensive care beds and things like that. I hope they’ll be okay, but it’s still a risk that, as you get more surging, they’re going to run out of capacity,” Fauci said.

As of Nov. 8, there are at least 10 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., while at least 237,800 people have died from coronavirus-related illnesses, according to The New York Times coronavirus database.

As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here.

Rita Ora admits it was 'inexcusable' to throw 30th birthday party amid COVID-19 crisis, pays $13,000 fine .
British pop star Rita Ora was fined and criticized after throwing a birthday party at a posh London restaurant despite surging coronavirus cases.The British pop star turned 30 on Nov. 26. To celebrate — despite strict COVID-19 rules in effect in London as coronavirus cases surge — she threw a party at a West London restaurant on Oct. 28 that, according to The Sun, was attended by about 30 friends.

usr: 1
This is interesting!