One of Fox News’ personalities has the coronavirus, but she’s getting better.
Jedidiah Bila, who co-hosts the weekend editions of “Fox and Friends,” revealed that she has contracted the virus in an Instagram post. She is the first Fox News personality to be diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Mediaite.
“I know I’ve been a little MIA. I’m actually at home recovering from Covid-19,” Bila wrote on Instagram. “I’m very much on the mend, so please don’t worry.”
Fox personality diagnosed with COVID-19
“Fox and Friends Weekend” is filmed in New York, the epicenter of the outbreak. In a post, Bila said that she would have more to share in the coming weeks, but in the meantime revealed that she and her family were doing okay.
“This is a crazy time in the world, full of so much anxiety and fear. I’ve learned so much this past week and done so much thinking. Know that I’m sending love, peace, and good energy from my family to yours,” she said. “I’ll be sharing more in coming weeks. Thank you for your messages. I love and miss you all.”
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I know I’ve been a little MIA. I’m actually at home recovering from Covid-19. I’m very much on the mend, so please don’t worry. My husband is also recovering well at home and Hartley luckily did not get sick (Thank you, God, I am forever grateful.🙏) This is a crazy time in the world, full of so much anxiety and fear. I’ve learned so much this past week and done so much thinking. Know that I’m sending love, peace, and good energy from my family to yours. I’ll be sharing more in coming weeks. Thank you for your messages. I love and miss you all. xo❤️
Bila is the first Fox star to contract the virus, but an employee of Fox in Washington, D.C., was also hospitalized with the virus this week, The Hill reported. Washington D.C. has been described as an upcoming coronavirus “hotspot” by Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of Trump’s coronavirus task force.
Coronavirus infects media world
Bila is not the first TV host to catch the pathogen. CNN’s Chris Cuomo, a fervent critic of President Donald Trump and the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has given frequent updates about living with the virus from his home. Brooke Baldwin, also at CNN, also has the virus.
A number of entertainers and Hollywood celebrities have caught the virus, from Tom Hanks to Idris Elba. With much of the nation under some kind of lockdown, many entertainers and TV pundits have been broadcasting their shows from home.
However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that there are signs that the rate of hospitalizations is flattening.
“These lives lost are people who came in at that height hospitalization period and we’re losing them,” Cuomo said during his daily update.
President Donald Trump said Friday that America is approaching the peak and that the death toll will likely be lower than 100,000, a downward revision from previous estimates of up to 240,000. “We are near the peak,” Trump said. “And our comprehensive strategy is working.”