Whoopi Goldberg provides update after breakthrough COVID-19 diagnosis – The Hollywood Reporter
After it was announced that Whoopi Goldberg had tested positive for COVID-19, Goldberg provided an update in Wednesday’s episode of View mode.
Recounting when she tested positive, Goldberg explained that she began alienating herself after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Then she will know that she tested positive instead of coming back See after the holiday.
“It was a shock because I had it three times. I’ve been nowhere, I haven’t done anything yet,” she told her co-hosts. “But that’s the thing about omicron [variant], you just don’t know where it is, who took it, who took it away. “
She added, “It’s one of those things where you think, ‘I did all I had to do.’ Yeah it doesn’t prevent omicron and that’s a problem with a variant because it’s more powerful and does different things to you. Unless everyone is vaccinated, this is what we will face in the near future. ”
Joy Behar went on to say that they were all “particularly concerned” about Goldberg’s pneumonia a few years ago. But Goldberg said she’s not worried because she believes “you can just do what you can” and that safety procedures are in place everywhere.
“You have to stay at home. I have no complaints. I have a very nice house. Of course my famous[ily] here and they are all hiding in their rooms too,” she said. She also revealed that she is currently the only one in her family who still has COVID-19.
“Sometimes I just want to throw the door open,” she quips about separating from everyone. Although she said it could have been “much worse” it wasn’t and she feels “really lucky.”
When See Co-host Sunny Hostin consulted with Goldberg about people who continue to be unvaccinated, Goldberg said people can continue to advise people to get vaccinated until “you’re all blue in the face” but it’s important to “keep saying it”.
“I don’t know how much more evidence people need to see that vaccination, while it won’t necessarily prevent it from happening again, it doesn’t happen at the same rate as it did… If you can get vaccinated… do yourself a favor,” she said. “Covid and omicron don’t care about your politics.”
Goldberg later shared that her quarantine routine includes “listening to a lot of books,” “slowly opening the Christmas presents” she’s been trying to keep in her room, and “eating some food.” very delicious.”
When Goldberg expressed hope that she would return See Soon after, Behar informed her that she had been told Goldberg would return on Monday.
See the servers have all appeared on the remote program in the omicron variant. Hostin, who is vaccinated and boosted, said she tested positive for COVID-19 before Christmas. Meanwhile, Ana Navarro revealed that her father tested positive for COVID and Sara Haines’ husband also contracted the virus.
CHECKED WITH WHOOPI ❤️ After testing positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19 during the holidays, @Whoopi Goldberg join us live at home to let us know how she is doing and share that she plans to return #TheView in Monday! https://t.co/lDUQhbImTQ pic.twitter.com/p0boaPAmWD
– View (@TheView) January 6, 2022