Two co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” examined constructive for the coronavirus in the course of the present Friday, proper earlier than a scheduled interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.
The announcement that co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro had examined constructive got here because the present was already underway. A White Home official advised NBC Information the vice chairman “had no contact with hosts previous to the present.”
“I would like the 2 of you to step off for a second,” a producer advised the pair simply as Harris was about to return on stage.
The 2 remaining co-hosts, Pleasure Behar and Sara Haines, started taking questions from the viewers as they scrambled to fill airtime.
“OK, so, for these of you who’re simply tuning in, we’re each sitting right here now as a result of Ana and Sunny on the final minute we realized that they examined constructive for Covid. They have been taken off the present,” Behar stated.
The present had touted the live Harris interview as “her first in-studio discuss present look since taking workplace.”
The present’s producers scrambled for Harris to do the interview from a special studio contained in the ABC constructing, the place she was interviewed remotely by Behar and Haines.
“Sunny and Ana are sturdy girls, and I do know they’re high quality, however it actually additionally does converse to the truth that they’re vaccinated and vaccines actually make all of the distinction, as a result of in any other case we’d be involved about hospitalization and worse,” Harris stated when she lastly appeared shortly earlier than the tip of the present.
“Of us have to get vaccinated,” she added.