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CNN’s Chris Cuomo says he had fever, hallucinations while dealing with coronavirus

Chris Cuomo explains what it was really like

Chris Cuomo explains what it was really like to have coronavirus on his show “Cuomo Prime Time.”
Chris Cuomo explains what it was really like to have coronavirus on his show, “Cuomo Prime Time.”
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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo talked about his experience dealing with the coronavirus during his prime time show Wednesday night.

What’s going on?

  • Cuomo announced Tuesday that he was diagnosed with COVID-19, sending shockwaves throughout the country.
  • Cuomo said on Wednesday he had a night unlike any other in his life, according to The Hill.
  • Cuomo said: “The night I had last night, I’ve never had anything like it, I’ve never experienced any kind of fever like what I have going on all the time. And the body aches and the tremors and the concern about not being able to do anything about it, I totally get why so many are so scared all over this country.”
  • Cuomo said it was like “someone was beating me like a piñata.” He added that he had hallucinations, too, including one of his father who died in 2015.
  • Cuomo said: “My dad was talking to me. I was seeing people from college, people I haven’t seen in forever. It was freaky what I lived through last night.”
  • Cuomo said: “I get it now, and if you match that with chest constriction and people can’t breathe, I totally get it, why we’re losing so many people and why our hospitals are so crowded.”

What it means

  • According to The Washington Post, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — the brother of Chris Cuomo — said at a press conference that his younger brother is an example that “anyone can get this disease.”
  • Andrew Cuomo said Chris Cuomo has a chance to show the nation what’s happening.
  • He said: “Show the country what it means to have coronavirus, and that information, that experience, can be helpful to people. That’s why he did the show last night. Kudos to him. My pop would be proud. I love you, little brother.”