Two co-hosts of The View, Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, were abruptly taken off set on live television Friday morning after testing positive for coronavirus, minutes before a live studio interview with the vice president Kamala Harris.
Joy Behar, another co-host of the show, announced that they had contracted revolutionary cases. None of the hosts wore masks on set, but members of the live studio audience were all masked.
“Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they had tested positive for Covid,” Ms. Behar said. She said Ms Harris, who was in the building preparing to take the stage, was going to appear on the show remotely from another room.
After the positive cases were announced, Ms Behar and another co-host, Sara Haines, were the only remaining hosts on set (Whoopi Goldberg, another host, was absent on Friday). They took questions from the public to fill out the program as the Secret Service tried to find a way for Ms Harris to safely participate in the scheduled interview.
The announcement came minutes after hosts discussed the importance of getting the shot and after promoting Ms Harris’ appearance as her first ‘in-studio’ interview since taking office.
Ms Harris’ appearance in “The View” was long overdue and was one of the few television interviews she has been involved in since taking office. The timing was not right for a Vice President whose portfolio includes immigration issues, but who had hoped to take the opportunity to speak on issues such as broadband access and women in the workforce. of work.
It came as the administration’s handling of Haitian migrants at the border sparked outrage among Democrats and questioned President Biden’s decision to quickly deport thousands of people who had arrived en masse in a small border town. from Texas.