Oprah is keeping herself busy, honey. All the suburban housewives are up in their houses with nothing but their iPads and annoying kids–this is money-making time for Oprah Winfrey! She’s cranking up the content and is calling up her celebrity friends with coronavirus to keep us informed. She spoke with Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre, for Oprah Magazine about his coronavirus diagonsis and she learned that Sabrina has tested positive for coronavirus too.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus. Prince Albert II of Monaco tested positive. Daniel Dae Kim, Sophie Trudeau, Andy Cohen, and other celebrities who can easily get a test have tested positive and negative. Well Oprah (who probably has her own kit of tests in a bunker ready for a just-in-case scenario) was on Skype with Idris and Sabrina, and Sabrina said this:
“Actually I found out this morning, Oprah, that I tested positive. So I’m not surprised as soon as I heard that Idris was potentially exposed–I mean I was on my way anyways… and I wanted to be with him–I think that’s an instinct as a wife–you just want to go and take care. We didn’t change the way we interacted. I could have made the decision to put myself maybe in a separate room or stay away, and I’m sure that people are making those decisions and those are tough decisions to make. But I made the decision to want to be with him and you know, still touch him.”
— ESSENCE (@Essence) March 22, 2020
In this time of sadness if there is something we can all understand, it’s risking coronavirus for Idris Elba. But the thing is, they are both asymptomatic. And Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the leading infectious disease specialist working with The White House Coronavirus Task Force (Good luck and Godspeed, sir…), says people who are asymptomatic should not be getting tested. via CNN:
For weeks public and private labs have raced to boost their testing capacity, but people across the country, even some with underlying health conditions, have told CNN this week that they have not been able to get tested. Asked Friday whether the US can currently meet demand for tests, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, “We are not there yet.”
Well, as usual, we are there for the rich folk! I haven’t seen rich people this interested in tests since the College Admissions Scandal (I haven’t forgotten).
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