Will Smith has landed a Snapchat exclusive with America’s coronavirus tsar Dr. Anthony Fauci. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases agreed to sit down with the movie star and discuss the ongoing pandemic with a view to clearing up some myths about COVID-19 for kids.
Smith launched his 12-episode series, Will From Home, on Snapchat earlier this month (April 2020), and has so far hooked up with stars like Tyra Banks and members of the public who are also staying home due to social distancing guidelines.
And, in his next broadcast, the Men in Black star will ask Dr. Fauci questions about the coronavirus he has received from kids.
“There’s been a predominance in the African-American community. Is there a comprehension as to why that is?” he asks the medical expert in a teaser clip, prompting Fauci to respond, “It’s just one of the failings of our society… African-Americans have a disproportionate prevalence and incidence of the very co-morbid conditions that put you at high risk.”
Meanwhile, one sweet young fan, called Ava, asked Fauci if the tooth fairy could catch the coronavirus, prompting the doctor to assure her that she didn’t need to worry about such things. Another fan also asked Fauci if she could go out for a walk.