CNN host, Chris Cuomo has shared what he says is his “secret” to kicking coronavirus.
While on his show, Cuomo Prime Time, the anchor who shared his coronavirus diagnosis with viewers last week, updated them on his condition.
“I feel better than I deserve,” he told neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
He said the secret is to “do things” and not just “lay down”. He adds that beating the virus is “about your will.”
Cuomo shared an insight that he learned on the virus. He said a pulmonary expert who was a “friend of a friend” challenged him to get off the couch and “fight” the virus.
He said that before his conversation with the pulmonary expert, he was planning not to do the show.
He said: “I was not going to do the show tonight. I was done. I was in a pool of sweat.”
However, he said he realized that “you’ve got to do things to beat this virus. You’ve got to breathe deep when it hurts, and I know it hurts.” He added, “I’m not trying to minimize anybody’s pain.”
At another point in the program, Cuomo told viewers, “The virus wants us to lay down. The virus wants us to take it. Other than the blessed few, the rest of us who get this are going to have an experience unlike anything else they’ve ever had, days and waves.
“The old notion of ‘Get in bed and stay there when you get sick,’ it sounds great. And if you’re really up against it, you need to do as little as possible. I’ve been there. Trust me, I know, but you can’t stay there.”
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