In SummarySunny Hostin and Ana Navarro tested positive for COVID-19 prior to an in-person interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Hosts of ‘The View,’ Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro, tested positive for COVID-19 minutes before an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.
A White House official said Harris did not interact with Hostin or Navarro–who are both fully vaccinated–before the show. The televised interview with Harris occurred at a remote location after the announcement.
Hostin and Navarro were asked to leave the set during the show and another host, Joy Behar, announced the two had tested positive for COVID-19. Hostin and Navarro were seated at the table with the other hosts at the beginning of the show.
Stage workers cleaned and disinfected the tables after they left the set. Behar and co-host Sara Haines continued on with the show.
Behar told Harris at the start of the virtual interview, “I hope that you’re in a safe spot right now. We did everything we could to make sure that you were safe because we value you so much.”
“Thank you, Joy, and to everyone. Listen, Sunny and Ana are strong women and I know they’re fine but it really also does speak to the fact that they’re vaccinated and vaccines really do make all the difference,” Harris said. “Because otherwise, we would be concerned about hospitalization or worse.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 99.99% of people fully vaccinated people have not had a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization or death.
“I’ve been watching, like many of you, with heartache, with the videos of people who are in an ICU bed, who did not get vaccinated, pleading with their family members, ‘please get vaccinated,'” Harris said. “You know, when I think of it in the context of any one of us who have had these awful experiences of holding the hands of a loved one who is in an ICU bed, or is near death — like, don’t put your families through that. The vaccine is free. It is safe, and it will save your life. So folks just need to get vaccinated.”