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Goldberg, who is expected back Monday as moderator on the ABC daytime talk show, told co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro and guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown that she missed the Dec. 15 and 16 episodes of The View after coming into contact with someone who had Covid. A subsequent test indicated that Goldberg herself had caught the virus.
Although the co-hosts currently are doing the show from their homes, the show provides camera crews. “They sent people to test me and it was like, We’re not sending [crews] to your house because you have Corona,” Goldberg said today. The show’s protocols, she said, may not be “convenient,” but “the truth is they’re really important.”
“While the vaccine doesn’t stop” Covid, she said, “it’s not happening at the same rate as it was happening when people were dying.” She added, “Unless everybody gets vaccinated this is what we’re going to be facing for the next little while.”
Goldberg said she’s feeling well, remains isolated within her home from other family members, and has passed the time listening to audiobooks and eating “good food.”
CHECKING IN WITH WHOOPI ❤️ After testing positive for a COVID-19 breakthrough case over the holidays, our @WhoopiGoldberg joins us live from home to tell us how she's doing and shares that she plans to return to #TheView on Monday! https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/I0wdGt9Jyd
— The View (@TheView) January 5, 2022
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