“The View” host Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro both tested positive for Covid-19 before an interview with vice-chairman Kamala Harris, sending the show’s remaining hosts into a live-on-television scramble to fill airtime while the show adjusted its plans. Harris didn’t interact with Hostin or Navarro before the show, consistent with a White House official. Harris went on to conduct the interview from a foreign location after a delay.
Hostin and Navarro subsequently tested negative for Covid-19 twice on Friday, consistent with two sources conversant in the matter. Both Hostin and Navarro tested negative on a rapid test then negative on a PCR test, the sources added. the 2 are now awaiting the results of a second PCR test, the sources said. A representative for “The View” didn’t immediately answer an invitation for comment. The initial positive results were announced by “The View” host Joy Behar during the show after Hostin and Navarro was asked to go away from the set. Hostin and Navarro were seated at the table with the opposite hosts at the start of the program.
The tables were cleaned and disinfected after they left the set, Behar said, who continued hosting the show on set together with her co-host Sara Haines. Behar said Hostin and Navarro were both fully vaccinated. Harris has received two doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine and was administered both shots survive camera. “I hope that you’re during a safe spot immediately. We did everything we could to form sure that you simply were safe because we value you such a lot,” Behar told Harris at the beginning of their interview. Harris responded: “Thank you, Joy, and to everyone. Listen, Sunny and Ana are strong women and that I know they’re fine but it really also does speak to the very fact that they are vaccinated and vaccines really do make all the difference. Because otherwise, we might worry about hospitalization or worse.”
CNN reported last month that data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows quite 99.99% of individuals fully vaccinated against Covid-19 haven’t had a breakthrough case leading to hospitalization or death. Harris called on Americans to urge vaccinated and be responsible. “I’ve been watching, like many of you, with heartache, with the videos of individuals who are in an ICU bed, who didn’t get vaccinated, pleading with their relations, ‘please get vaccinated,'” Harris said. She continued: “You know, once I consider it within the context of anybody folks who have had these awful experiences of holding the hands of a beloved who is in an ICU bed or is near death-like, don’t put your families through that. The vaccine is free. it’s safe, and it’ll save your life. So folks just got to get vaccinated.”