CNN’s Chris Cuomo Fights CCP Virus With Support of His Wife

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Fights CCP Virus With Support of His Wife
Chris and Christina Cuomo pictured at the Opening Of John Varvatos Madison Avenue on April 3, 2014 in New York City. Cuomo is currently fighting COVID-19 caused by the CCP virus, according to his wife Cristina who gave a detailed update Monday on her husband's condition on Instagram (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for John Varvatos)

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo described his battle with the CCP virus in a video while his wife, Christina, gave an update on Instagram about his current condition and his recovery plan.

The 49-year-old brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been battling with the disease COVID-19, which is caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

Cuomo started experiencing symptoms on March 27, but instead of throwing in the towel, he kept broadcasting from the basement of his home. He opened up about his battle in video interviews and shared photos of his lung x-rays on Monday.

Cuomo said he experienced several high fevers of up to 103 degrees for days, and on April 3 claimed he did not sleep for “a single minute” while bathing in sweat. At one point, he said, he chipped off a tooth.

The virus is “banking on you doing nothing,” Cuomo told CNN. “Your indolence, as the doctors call it. It wants us passive, on our backs.”

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Christopher Cuomo attends the The Hollywood Reporter’s 9th Annual Most Powerful People In Media at The Pool, New York City on April 11, 2019. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for THR)

Cuomo said he got a call from a pulmonologist, a friend of a friend, who told him that he should exercise.

“He said, ‘I saw your X-rays, it’s in your lungs.’ And you got the right fear, and you got the wrong approach. You can’t wait it out. He said you have to fight. And not in some silly metaphorical way. You’ve got to do the things that will beat this virus. You’ve got to breathe deep when it hurts.”

“When you get a fever spike, and that hurts, he said you can’t take confidence that it’s going to go down,” the doctor said, according to Cuomo. “‘You’ve got to layer up, you’ve got to drink, you’ve gotta take Tylenol, and you’ve gotta fight back. You’ve gotta make that fever go down any way you can.'”

His wife, Christina, shared in an Instagram post that she is trying to boost Cuomo’s immune system with oxygenated herbs, natural remedies, and homeopathics.

She also outlined a food plan for her husband “meant to cleanse his liver with whole, vital, organic foods so it can manage the viral die-off and provide him with much-needed energy, nutrients, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties, like basic chicken soup, and foods low in immune-busting chemicals like pesticides.”

Cuomo said he wanted to share his experiences to help other people infected with the CCP virus with some tips, advice, and words of support in order to help them attain the right attitude to fight off the disease.

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