Fox News correspondent Gillian Turner revealed for the first time on Monday afternoon that she had contracted COVID-19 last month, with the former State Department official sharing she took every precaution and still contracted the novel virus anyway.
"I have some first-person perspective to offer here: I myself had COVID. I am fully recovered and it was a blessedly mild case but my doctors were not ever effectively able to figure out how I contracted it," Turner shared on "Outnumbered" on Monday.
"I wore masks all the time. I stayed away from other people indoors and somehow managed to contract it anyway," she continued. "My husband at the same time who I obviously live with stayed negative the entire time. There are still mysteries about how the virus spreads. There are still a lot of details that we don’t know now, we're not going to know for a long time."
"The reality is that the medical community still doesn't know everything there is to know about how the common cold is transmitted," she also noted while adding it will probably "be decades before we know everything about COVID."
The conversation was prompted by "Fox & Friends Weekend" host Pete Hegseth, who attended last month's Rose Garden event for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that may have led to positive cases among Trump administration members including Hope HicksHope HicksThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records UPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause MORE and Kayleigh McEnany, Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Officials want action on cyberattacks Senate panel advances antitrust bill that eyes Google, Facebook Trump pushes back on book claims, says he spent 'virtually no time' discussing election with Lee, Graham MORE (R-Utah) and former Gov. Chris Christie, among others.
“I have been tested, I tested negative,” Hegseth shared. “There are people that were there that didn’t get it but I was talking about the president and his situation.”