‘The View’ Issues Apology To Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro For Disclosing False Positive Covid Tests On Air
The View has given apologies to full-time panelist Sunny Hostin and frequent guest-host Ana Navarro for falsely announcing the ladies tested positive for COVID. As previously reported, On Friday (Sept. 24), while on-air, Sunny Hostin, 52, and Ana Navarro, 49, were asked to leave the set of The View after their COVID-19 tests reportedly came back positive. According to reports, both women are fully vaccinated. Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to join the ladies of The View for the episode but plans changed after the test results were announced. Instead, she appeared remotely from a room at the studio.
— The Chat (@LiveOnTheChat) September 24, 2021
On Sept. 25 Ana Navarro shared via Twitter her hopes that the test result was a false-positive.
Feeling good and hoping it was just an inopportune, very public false positive.
Please get vaccinated and stay safe folks, so we can beat this damn thing, once and for all. pic.twitter.com/rZp45Yboz0
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 25, 2021
She later added that she took two more tests, which were also negative, giving her three negative tests following the false positive.
It looks like Ana Navarro got her wish and both she and Sunny Hostin don’t actually have COVID but instead, were issued a false-positive test result. On today’s (Monday, Sept. 27) episode of The View co-host Joy Behar, 78, gave details about the false-positive tests. She said,
“This is the update: We were all given numerous, numerous COVID tests.”
“I am thrilled to report that Sunny and Ana’s Friday results turned out to be false positives, and everyone is safe, healthy and COVID-free.”
“No one’s got it. It was a mistake of some sort.”
Brian Teta, who is the executive producer of the talk show, issued an apology to Hostin and Navarro. He said,
“It was just an unbelievable set of circumstances, and we found out moments before we came back on the air. And in that moment, all I could think of was that we had to keep the hosts safe, and we had to keep the vice president safe — she could not walk out no matter what.”
“And that led to some really awkward television that I’d like to have back if I could, but I really want to acknowledge and apologize to Sunny and Ana, because in the midst of all this chaos, they were put in this position where they had this information put out on television.”
“It was unfortunate that mistakes were made, but I can confidently say that we have very vigorous safety protocols, that everyone is regularly tested, and I’m just so relieved that you guys are healthy, that everyone is healthy and nobody was ever in danger.”
Hostin then shared what the confusing moment was like for her. She said,
“It was really uncomfortable for my results to be released publicly before I even knew what was going on, before they were verified, before I was tested again and again. And there were real life ramifications when things like that happen.”
Navarro also spoke on the incident and said,
“Frankly, my first thought was, ‘Oh my God’ — because I had just spent the day with Kamala Harris’ sister, niece and brother-in-law, so I’m thinking I’m Typhoid Mary and I’m going to wipe out the entire Harris family in one week.”
“So I had to call them [and] immediately call [my] family because you don’t want them to find out from TV — of course they had, and it shows you just how instant, these days, news travels.”
CO-HOSTS ADDRESS FALSE POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS: After now testing negative multiple times, they look back on the events that played out on live television Friday when @sunny and @ananavarro received false positive COVID-19 results ahead of an interview with Vice Pres. Harris. pic.twitter.com/pH8G2As6CV
— The View (@TheView) September 27, 2021
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