Austonia AM
×
becomeMemberIcon

become a member

Matthew McConaughey and Dr. Anthony Fauci

Oscar-winner and Austin institution Matthew McConaughey will "talk shop" with the nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in a live interview Thursday evening on Instagram, the star posted on social media Tuesday.


The talk will happen at 5:30 p.m. (CST) on Thursday.

No details were given in the Instagram post, which drew 89k likes in the first few hours it was posted.

But it touched off a debate over Fauci, head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the politics of masking, social distancing and COVID-19 on the comment thread.

"Dude would have us locked in our homes until 2025 if he called the shots. Then we'd be in hazmat suits when he "allowed" us to go outside. Not a fan...," wrote one follower.

"Classic anti-science Trumper, rofl. Absurd," someone replied.

Popular

Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott estimates around 70% of residents have some for of immunity to COVID-19. (Austonia staff)

Nearly half of Travis County residents 16 and older are fully vaccinated, as of Friday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. And an even greater portion likely have immunity.

Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott estimates that around 70% of local residents have some form of immunity to COVID-19, either because they have recovered from the disease or are vaccinated. This is approaching the threshold for herd immunity.

Keep Reading Show less

(Tito's Handmade Vodka)

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
Directions: Peel and slice cucumber, removing the seeds. Drop cucumber into a glass container and fill with Tito's Handmade Vodka. Let sit for 1-2 days. Strain when the infusion has reached the desired flavor.

(Austin FC/Twitter)

It's that time again! Austin FC is back in Cali to take on the second Los Angeles powerhouse, LA Galaxy, at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday. The match will be shown on Univision and will be live on Twitter, and I'll be documenting the biggest saves and plays that could make you drop your beer right here.

Follow along for a live feed of the Austin FC match.

Keep Reading Show less