Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception at The Pool on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus on March 31 and now, his wife Cristina has tested positive for it.
The CNN host announced that she had it on his show during an interview with his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
From NY Post:
She’s “not upset” about catching the illness and “takes everything in stride,” Chris said, adding that he’s been “a bit of a mess about it.”
Her symptoms include a loss of smell and taste, which Chris said he’d heard anecdotally was more common in milder cases of the disease.
His symptoms were more severe, and included a fever so extreme, he’d chipped a tooth while shivering.
The governor noted that “it’s very hard for people to quarantine in a home [together] and other people not to get it.”
Chris said he has been quarantining in the basement away from the rest of the family and he was reporting from there. But he said his wife was bringing him food and things.
This news follows an intense encounter that the CNN host reportedly had on Sunday with a bicyclist who filed a police report over it. My colleague, Sister Toldjah reported on that previously.
The bicyclist, a 65-year-old man named David, said that he was riding his bike in East Hampton when he saw Cuomo, his wife, another woman and three kids who were playing around a property that Cuomo bought that just has a steel frame on it at the moment. The Cuomos live in Southhampton now.
The bicyclist said that he was approached by the person he believed to be Cuomo’s wife and he asked why Chris was out of quarantining and not social distancing. David then said that Chris went off on him, screaming, “Who the hell are you?! I can do what I want!” and “I’ll find out who you are!”
David said he called out Cuomo, saying, “Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you’re not even following his rules — unnecessary travel.’”
He said Cuomo replied, “This is not the end of this. You’ll deal with this later. We will meet again.” The man said he viewed that as a threat and that’s why he filed to the police report. “If that’s not a threat, I don’t know what is,” David said. He said he didn’t expect to pursue anything unless he “gets any more feeling that this guy’s a threat to me.”
Cuomo spoke of the encounter on his Sirius XM show, “I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullsh*t to me, I don’t want to hear it,” Cuomo said while grousing that his job didn’t allow him to tell his critics to “go to hell.”
He also bashed his job saying among other things he was unhappy “trafficking in things I think are ridiculous.” He later claimed he wasn’t trying to bash his job and that he loved it.