"It was like somebody was beating me like a piñata," the CNN host said of his symptoms.
Chris Cuomo updated viewers about his COVID-19 symptoms during Wednesday's episode of Cuomo Prime Time.
The CNN host said that he de with insomnia the night before. "I was up all night," he said. "This virus came at me. I've never seen anything like it."
Cuomo added that he had a fever of around 103 degrees "that wouldn't quit."
"It was like somebody was beating me like a piñata," he continued. "And I was shivering so much ... I chipped my tooth."
Cuomo also experienced hallucinations. "My dad was talking to me," he said. His late father, former New York governor and Democratic Party figure Mario Cuomo, died in January 2015. "I was seeing people from college, people I haven't seen in forever. It was freaky what I lived through last night, and it may happen again tonight."
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Chris Cuomo announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. "I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath," he shared on his social media accounts.
"I am quarantined in my basement," he added. "I will do my shows from here. We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!"
The CNN host has devoted much of his airtime to covering the novel coronavirus pandemic over the past month as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have grown in the United States.
Cuomo also discussed his symptoms during Tuesday's episode. "I feel fine. I am able to do the show. You do not want this," he said about his symptoms, which included aches and fevers.
At the time, Cuomo revealed that he wasn't sure how the virus would affect his role as host. "I'm hopefully going to be able to keep doing this show, but I don't know," he said. "I don't know the path forward. The best medicine is to not get it. Prevention."
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Vice TV has ordered Shelter in Place with Shane Smith, a new half-hour weekly interview show hosted by the Vice Media Group founder. It’s set to premiere Thursday, April 9 at 10 PM with two back-to-back episodes.
In the series, produced through remote video interviews from Smith’s home in Santa Monica, Smith will tackle the biggest questions of the moment with experts from the fields of science, journalism, entertainment, food and economics.
“I'm at home, you're at home and our news cycle is changing by the minute,” said Smith. “So, I decided to dial up some of the world's foremost thinkers to offer us some much needed perspective and get to some truth on what we should be doing in this time like none other.” You can watch a preview clip below.
Smith’s first guest will be whistleblower Edward Snowden, who delves into the world of surveillance, privacy and our future civil liberties as international governments and autocratic regimes enact bold, new policies to curb the virus.
“When any of us look at where this is heading, we need to think about where we’ve been,” said Snowden. “And sadly, these kind of emergency powers that are born out of crises, have a perfect history of abuse”.
The second episode will feature California Governor Gavin Newsom who speaks to Smith about how his state has braced for the pandemic, where the federal government has stumbled, and what is coming next. Dr. Anne Rimoin, a world-leading epidemiologist, is also featured and will speak to how the virus has spread and what we can do about it.
Produced by Vice TV, Shane Smith, Alex Chitty, Maral Usefi are the Executive Producers for Shelter in Place. Jonah Kaplan is Supervising Producer.
Shelter in Place will be available on Vice TV via all major satellite and cable providers; ViceTV.com; and the Vice TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. The first two episodes will be available for free on Vice & Munchies YouTube page.
Shelter in Place with Shane Smith is the latest programming from Vice TV produced in response to COVID-19. Vice Quarantine Hour is a limited variety series airing weekdays at 8 AM ET/PT. Vice TV's Emmy-winning nightly newscast is airing dedicated COVID-19 episodes with Vice News Tonight: Remote.