The CNN anchor made up its own schedule to discuss its ongoing recovery. Brianna Keilar, who hosted the Baldwin program while he was away, also remembers replacing “Newsroom” a few years ago when Baldwin was sick with seasonal flu. Keilar asked Baldwin how the experiences compared.
“You get into the flu, it’s awful, but you know it’s basically a five-day fight, a point-blank fight with your body, you know. It’s a virus, you know you can’t take anything for it, and you just sit in bed, “replied Baldwin.
“With coronavirus, it’s like” Oh, I’m fine “at first, then” Oh no, you’re not. “”
Echoing her previous descriptions of the “relentless” attacks of the virus on her body, Baldwin said that her body “gave me the middle finger” and that she was one of the luckiest people whose lungs held. “Then you get a little better, and then my worst night came around night 9. You just don’t know where you’re headed. “
Finally, she says, the scary part is not how the coronavirus will affect you.
“It is not a cookie cutter virus, it affects everyone differently and I did not know what I was getting into. And I think it was part of the fear, it was that and the isolation and just not knowing when it would end. “
Baldwin announced on April 3 that she had tested positive for the virus and had since taken time off to recover and quarantine. Over the weekend, she shared a detailed and personal reflection on the “two-week blows” and the emotional distress the virus inflicted on her, but said that she was much better and hoped to be back at work. by April 27.
Check out his appearance on CNN on Monday below.