George Stephanopoulos needs to watch out.
On Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, the “Good Morning America” anchor and his wife Ali Wentworth appeared via video chat to talk about testing positive for COVID-19.
While Stephanopoulos has been mostly asymptomatic, Wentworth suffered quite a bit more from the illness.
“She was in bed for a couple of weeks,” Stephanopoulos said. “But, I’ve never had a fever, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath, no chills. The only thing I can think of is one day, now almost three weeks ago, I had a little bit of lower back pain and went to bed early and that was it. I mean, a couple days after that, no sense of smell for about a day, but that was, like, several weeks ago. Since then, just nothing beyond that.”
Wentworth also revealed that the illness had her binge-watching all seven seasons of “Mad Men”.
“In my delirium, I actually believed — I thought I was married to Jon Hamm and he was cheating on me,” the comedian said. “So, now George is quarantined whether we’re in a pandemic or not.”
She also praised her husband for taking care of her throughout her ordeal, telling Kimmel, “He was actually a rock star.”
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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