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cadoman

(792 posts)
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 09:57 PM Jan 2022

Whoopi Goldberg tests positive for Covid-19

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Source: CNN

Whoopi Goldberg has tested positive for Covid-19, "The View" co-host Joy Behar announced on Monday's episode of the talk show.

Behar told viewers that Goldberg's case was mild thus far.

"They say there's no place like home for the holidays and that's exactly where we are this year," Behar said of the show's panelists. "Happy New Year from all of our living rooms. As you can see we're back in boxes and doing the show remotely, hopefully for just a week, I'm praying that it's just a week but you never know because this omicron thing is all over the place."

She continued: "Why am I here instead of Whoopi? Well, Whoopi, unfortunately, tested positive over the break but she'll be back probably next week. Since she's vaxxed and boosted, her symptoms have been very, very, mild. But we're being super cautious here at 'The View.'"

Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/03/entertainment/whoopi-goldberg-covid/index.html



I'm not even sure Omicron cases pass the threshold for news at this point, particularly for the vaccinated. What does everyone think? Should the threshold for news be that the person is seriously symptomatic?
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Whoopi Goldberg tests positive for Covid-19 (Original Post) cadoman Jan 2022 OP
Not sure if that's a sore throat I'm feeling, or power of suggestion Walleye Jan 2022 #1
I probably wouldn't post it, unless someone is sick, but that's just me LeftInTX Jan 2022 #2
I posted it in 'TV chat' earlier left-of-center2012 Jan 2022 #3
At this point, it's probably not newsworthy... VarryOn Jan 2022 #4
We could probably fill LBN with the names of infected people left-of-center2012 Jan 2022 #5
So do you Rebl2 Jan 2022 #6
I feel like at some point we're all going to get it. Initech Jan 2022 #7
It does feel like that. PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2022 #8
Five of my family got it. left-of-center2012 Jan 2022 #9
*LOCKING* Spazito Jan 2022 #10

Walleye

(32,552 posts)
1. Not sure if that's a sore throat I'm feeling, or power of suggestion
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 10:08 PM
Jan 2022

LeftInTX

(27,452 posts)
2. I probably wouldn't post it, unless someone is sick, but that's just me
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 10:15 PM
Jan 2022

A good chunk of our family has it.
The cases have been so mild, that it is less severe than the flu
We're vaccinated and boosted.

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
3. I posted it in 'TV chat' earlier
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 10:28 PM
Jan 2022

I did not think that a TV personality getting it qualified as late breaking news.

Just my humble opinion.

 

VarryOn

(2,343 posts)
4. At this point, it's probably not newsworthy...
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 10:41 PM
Jan 2022

It's interesting for some, I suppose. But, we wouldn't report her having the cold or the flu even, unless she was in bad shape.

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
5. We could probably fill LBN with the names of infected people
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 10:43 PM
Jan 2022

Perhaps we could have an ongoing thread somewhere and list people of note who have become sick?

Rebl2

(14,030 posts)
6. So do you
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 11:04 PM
Jan 2022

agree with Rubio that we are being hysterical over a sore throat?

Initech

(100,604 posts)
7. I feel like at some point we're all going to get it.
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 11:16 PM
Jan 2022

And it's becoming increasingly inevitable that's going to happen.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,041 posts)
8. It does feel like that.
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 11:57 PM
Jan 2022

I have not gotten it so far. And while I'm not as obsessive as some -- I do go to the grocery store, I occasionally eat in restaurants -- I have the good fortune to live in northern New Mexico, where mask wearing is almost universal. And the masks are mostly correctly worn. Plus, we have a very high vaccination and booster rate.

It will be interesting to see how the next major variant plays out. Omicron is far more infectious, but far less serious than Delta. Which is actually in keeping with how diseases normally mutate. I'm going to predict that the next major noticeable mutation will be even less serious than Omicron. Eventually, this will probably become a lot like seasonal flu, just somewhat different. Keep in mind that Covid19 isn't particularly deadly, especially as compared to various other things out there.

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
9. Five of my family got it.
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 12:56 AM
Jan 2022

They are in another state than me.

However I have used it as a reminder to stock up on over the counter remedies for flu-like symptoms, which they have.

Hoping I do not get it but I want to be prepared in case and have this stuff on hand and to be ready.

I have also upgraded from a simple cloth mask to one recommended by the CDC.
Bought a couple.

Keeping my fingers crossed.
Well this ever be over?

Spazito

(51,865 posts)
10. *LOCKING*
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 10:51 AM
Jan 2022

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