TV hosts test positive for Covid on air before Kamala Harris interview
Kamala Harris’ interview on The View was thrown into chaos on Friday morning after co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navaro tested positive for Covid-19 live on air.
The Vice President had been waiting backstage ahead of her scheduled appearance on the ABC daytime show when the shocking news was delivered by Joy Behar.
Both Sunny and Ana – who are both fully vaccinated – immediately walked off the set as the program cut to a commercial break.
Co-hosts Joy and Sara Haines were forced to take questions from the audience to fill the live TV airtime as plans to interview Kamala were adjusted.
‘OK, since this is going to be a major news story any minute now, what happened is, Sunny and Ana both apparently tested positive for Covid,’ Joy told the audience.
‘No matter how hard we try, these things happen, they probably have a breakthrough case. They’re both vaccinated up the wazoo!’
The live audience, wearing masks, and hosts Behar and Haines, both unmasked, all remained in place for the entire broadcast.
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg has been out of the studio since this past Tuesday’s episode.
The Vice President had been set to take part in an exclusive in-person chat, which was conducted virtually from a remote location instead.
Kamala stated: ‘Thank you, Joy, and to everyone and, listen, Sunny and Ana are strong women and I know they’re fine.
‘But it really does speak to the fact they’re vaccinated and vaccines really make all the difference because otherwise, we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse.’
The View airs weekdays on ABC in the US.
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