CNN’s Chris Cuomo, coronavirus patient, alarmist, and brother of New York’s Andrew Cuomo, reportedly left his home to exercise with his family on Easter, while still sick, and hasn’t denied it.
If the report is true, Cuomo not only violated his quarantine, but also his own brother’s travel orders, which forbid unnecessary travel.
Although he continues to host his CNN show every weeknight, Cuomo is doing so after being infected with the coronavirus. Cuomo announced he tested positive on March 31, and as of Tuesday night, Cuomo’s TV doctor and CNN colleague, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, said Cuomo is still sick.
On the 31st, Cuomo released a statement where he said he would quarantine in his basement as a precaution to keep his wife and kids safe.
“I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness!” he wrote, adding: “I am quarantined in my basement … I will do my shows from here. We will beat this by being smart and tough and united.”
Since then, Cuomo has hosted his show, much of it focused on his fight with the China virus and his attacks on President Trump. In fact, Cuomo regularly attacks Trump (and other Republicans) over the oft-stated desire to re-open the country as soon as possible.
When Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was thinking about re-opening schools, Cuomo went off on him. “What about the staff and teachers? What about kids as carriers? These and other obvious considerations pop into your head immediately?” Cuomo tweeted indignantly. “So why would gov ignore those realities?”