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Matthew McConaughey grills Dr. Anthony Fauci in Instagram interview on COVID-19
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Matthew McConaughey grills Dr. Anthony Fauci in Instagram interview on COVID-19

Matthew McConaughey interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci for 40 minutes on Instagram Thursday with the fast-talking, Oscar-winning actor getting a chance to grill the nation's top infectious disease expert on COVID-19. McConaughey rapidly fired questions at the 79-year-old doctor on everything from how

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Matthew McConaughey interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci for 40 minutes on Instagram Thursday with the fast-talking, Oscar-winning actor getting a chance to grill the nation's top infectious disease expert on COVID-19.

McConaughey rapidly fired questions at the 79-year-old doctor on everything from how concerned people should be about getting the virus from touching a door knob (not as much as sharing close physical space with someone who is infected, Fauci says) to whether Advil makes symptoms worse (it doesn't).

"OK, true-false: Sunlight kills the virus?" McConaughey asked.

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"It does," Fauci replied, supporting a theory pushed by President Donald Trump. "That's the truth."

What about letting everyone get infected so we all become immune and the disease dies out?

No way, Fauci said. That would cause big problems, particularly in America, where obesity is prevalent and related conditions like diabetes and hypertension are considered risk factors in how sick a person gets.

"If everyone contracted it ... a lot of people are going to die," Fauci said.