After testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the CNN anchor continues to share updates about his heh from his home.
Chris Cuomo continues to share more updates about his heh after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. During the CNN anchor's Thursday broadcast of Cuomo Prime Time, he detailed some of the new symptoms he's experiencing from COVID-19.
"I'm doing well. The beast comes at night," he told Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta ahead of CNN's coronavirus town hall. "As we know, the hecare workers have taken to call the virus 'the beast.' I understand why."
Continued Cuomo, "My fever has gone up a couple of degrees in like the last 30 minutes. Nights are tough, and I've learned something that I didn't know before: It is responsible journalism to say that 80 percent of people who get this, statistically, wind up OK, meaning they don't get a hospital, they get through it. It is not humanly responsible, though, from an ethical perspective."
The news personality said that his experience hasn't been easy. "Now that I am one of the anointed and these people reach out to me — you suffer when you have this at home," he said. "Unless you are ridiculously lucky, statistically, and maybe karmically as well."
Cuomo went on to say that he has lost 13 pounds in three days because of the virus. "I'm just sweating it out and it's the sickness," he said, adding that chicken soup has helped him feel better, while reading false news on the internet has done the exact opposite. "Fake pills, fake tonics ... I think we have to be very careful about people preying on desperation."
Earlier this week, Cuomo — who revealed his coronavirus diagnosis on Tuesday — said that other symptoms included shivering so violent that it caused him to chip a tooth, along with hallucinations.
"It was like somebody was beating me like a piñata. And I was shivering so much ... I chipped my tooth," he said, adding, "My dadwas talking to me. 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."
Cuomo joins a growing list of notable names who have tested positive for the coronavirus, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Idris Elba, among others. To date, the U.S. has seen more than 257,000 cases with at least 6,574 resulting in deaths, as the pandemic continues to spread across the globe.
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.