CNN's Cuomo discusses positive coronavirus diagnosis on-air: 'You do not want this'

CNN’s Chris CuomoChris CuomoCNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin Club for Growth bashes CNN in social media ad The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Biden, Capito meet today as deadline looms MORE made his first television appearance Tuesday night since testing positive for the novel coronavirus, describing the social distancing precautions he is taking and urging viewers to remain resolute even though “it’s going to get worse” as testing becomes more commonplace.

“I feel fine. I’m able to do the show. You do not want this, and I am not able to be there for my family right now in the way that I want to be,” Cuomo said in a broadcast from his basement, where he also broadcast Monday ahead of the test results, adding that he was not yet sure whether he had transmitted the virus to any members of his family.

“And yet I’m hesitant to talk about me because who cares? This is so small compared to what so many of us are facing,” Cuomo continued, noting that ramped-up testing would likely result in significantly more positive test results in the weeks ahead.


“This is a fight. It’s going to get worse, and we’re going to suffer,” he continued. “And you have to accept that not with fear but with almost a fanatical sense of passion to fight because that’s the only way you’ve ever made it through anything hard in your life, and this will be no different.”

Cuomo, 49, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin New York lawmakers pass bill allowing gender-neutral 'X' on state ID Republican NY state senator: Single-payer health care bill won't get a vote this week MORE (D), announced his positive test results earlier Tuesday, saying on social media that he had recently experienced chills and shortness of breath and that he would continue broadcasting from quarantine. Cuomo marks the third known case of the virus among CNN employees at the network’s New York office.