CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin revealed that she had tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the second anchor in the network to be diagnosed with the disease.
The 40-year-old reporter announced her diagnosis in an Instagram article on Friday afternoon, just days after her colleague Chris Cuomo announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
“I have tested positive for coronavirus,” she wrote. ‘I agree. It happened suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, body aches, fever.
Diagnosis: The CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, 40, revealed that she had tested positive for the coronavirus
Message: The journalist announced her diagnosis in an Instagram publication on Friday afternoon
“I have taken social distances. Do EVERYTHING we are told to do. However, that attracted me, “she continued. “I am in good health … No underlying condition …”
“Honestly, I feel like one of the luckiest,” she added. “I can’t wait to be back [television] and see you soon. And yell at the doctors and nurses who are doing the real work right now.
The day before Baldwin revealed his diagnosis, Cuomo, 49, appeared on Thursday night on a CNN city hall about the coronavirus.
The journalist took stock of his condition and the severity of his coronavirus symptoms from his basement after being officially tested positive on Tuesday.
He had previously revealed that he had such a debilitating fever that he hallucinated a conversation with his late father, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, chipped his teeth to shiver so intensely and had l feel like being beaten like a pinata.
The television host has become one of the main faces representing coronavirus patients across the country, as national cases number more than 258,000 and the death toll rose to 6,605 on Friday.
Follow the rules: Baldwin said that she had distanced herself from society, but still ended up contracting the new virus. She imagined picking up pizza in New York on March 24
In this package: Baldwin’s colleague Chris Cuomo, 49, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday and documents his struggles live since
Cuomo revealed to his colleague Anderson Cooper and to Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he had lost 13 pounds in the past three days due to the fever that made him sweat.
“I’m just sweating and it’s the disease,” he said.
He warned clearly that bogus treatments are being pushed on the Internet by those who hope to take advantage of vulnerable, frightened and desperate people.
“People sell a lot of lies and people buy because of despair. I understand, but they don’t work, there is no evidence in any of them, “he warned.
“I think we have to be very careful of people who feed on despair. “
He applauded the simple chicken soup recipe, however, saying it helped break the fever.
Cuomo added that his fever hits worse at night, but he continues the show despite being advised by his CNN colleagues to take a break.
Candidate: Cuomo has become the most visible face of the coronavirus in the United States by giving daily updates on his condition on television. He dubbed the virus “the beast” on CNN Thursday
Scary: Cuomo revealed to his host Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he had lost 13 pounds in the past three days due to intense coronavirus fever
Warning: Cuomo also spoke about bogus treatment circulating on the Internet
‘I’m fine. The beast comes at night, “he told Cooper.
“As we know, healthcare workers have taken to calling the virus” the beast “. I understand why. My fever has increased a few degrees like in the last 30 minutes.
“The nights are difficult, and I learned something I didn’t know before: it’s responsible journalism to say that 80% of people who get this, statistically, finish well, which means they don’t get no hospital, they go there. But it is not humanly responsible from an ethical point of view, “he added.
“Now that I am anointed and these people are contacting me – you suffer when you have this at home, unless you are ridiculously lucky, statistically, and perhaps also karmically. “
Cuomo also commented on the lack of testing in the country, saying that although he spends up to ten hours a day trying to sleep against fever, he is still actively trying to help New York find more equipment.
“When I have a few good hours, I always try to help with the supply of the state [of New York] because they are really fighting state by state, which is so stupid, to get the equipment they need, “he said.
Diffusion: On Friday, the number of national cases of coronavirus rose to more than 258,000 and the death toll rose to 6,605.
“So I don’t know how I got it and most people don’t know it, Anderson, and we’re so far behind the tests. We tell ourselves these lies about the tests. We are far from where we need to be.
He had raised the issue earlier on Thursday when he appeared alongside his brother Andrew for the New York governor’s daily briefing on coronaviruses.
Chris joined the briefing via a remote video stream from the basement of his home in New York, where he was seen casually dressed in a green hoodie and a baseball cap.
Chris said, “It’s going to be a long task – now I know the fight I’m in. I see why it gets people out.
He said he started experiencing strong symptoms the night of his diagnosis, revealing that constant fevers have even crept into his dreams.
“That night, I was hit with fever and the rigors, it was like coming out of a movie. I had hallucinations. I saw Pop, “he said, referring to their late father Mario Cuomo, governor of New York for three terms.
Siblings: Cuomo and his brother Andrew, the governor of New York, made a series of playful fraternal jokes during the press briefing on this last coronavirus
Symptoms: Cuomo revealed that he suffered from such severe fevers that he hallucinated a conversation with their late father Mario Cuomo (photo with Andrew and Chris)
“You came to see me in a dream,” Chris told his brother.
“You had a very interesting ballet outfit, and you were dancing in the dream, and you were waving a wand and saying,” I wish I could wave my wand and make it go “, then you turned around and danced. ”
“Clearly, the fever has affected your mental capacity,” said Governor Cuomo before adding, “Well, you look good, I must tell you, comparatively, you look good. “
Cuomo announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
“Sooooo in these difficult moments which seem to become more difficult and complicated from day to day, I have just discovered that I am positive for the coronavirus. I have been exposed to people in the past few days who have subsequently tested positive and have had a fever, chills and shortness of breath, “he wrote.
“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and to Cristina. It would make me feel worse than this disease!
But Cuomo assured his supporters that “we’re all going to beat this by being smart and tough and united!”
Dedicated: Cuomo anchored its CNN show, Cuomo Prime Time, from its basement
Announcement: Cuomo revealed he had a coronavirus in this tweet on Tuesday
The frightening extent of the virus’s effect on his body was not heard until Wednesday when he spoke of the sleepless night he suffered as symptoms ravaged his body.
“I want you to think of all those who are not as lucky as me and who are facing the same thing as me and 10 times worse, especially after what I learned last night,” he said. he said about his illness.
“This virus came to me – I’ve never seen anything like it, okay?” So I had a fever. You had a fever, 102, 103 and more that did not stop. It felt like someone was beating me like a pinata. I was shaking so much … I chipped my tooth.
“Then the sun rises. I was up all night. I was hallucinating, “he added.
“My father was talking to me.
“I saw people from the university, people I haven’t seen in ages. It was horrible what I experienced last night.
Cuomo added that although his fever was intense, he was not yet suffering from major chest problems or breathing difficulties, but said he can imagine the anxiety caused by patients who begin to experience this.
“I understand now. If you associate this with chest constrictions and people who cannot breathe, ”he said.