ESPN Reporter Doris Burke Gets CCP Virus

By Victor Westerkamp

NBA reporter for ESPN, Doris Burke, caught the CCP virus, causing her to miss out on some key matches to report on, she revealed on Adrian Wojnarowski’s ESPN podcast on Friday.

NTD refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

Burke told Wojnarowski that she started to feel tired and her heart was pounding the day she was reporting on the Nuggets-Mavericks game of March 11, the same day the first NBA player Rudy Gobert tested positive, an incident that led to the total closure of the season.

Rudy Gobert first NBA positive coronavirus tester
Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix, Arizona on Oct. 28, 2019. Gobert was the first NBA player to be tested positive for the CCP virus on March 11, the same day ESPN reporter Doris Burke fell ill. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

“I’m doing quite well now, to be perfectly honest with you,” the 54-year old sportscaster said. “But I’ve had an interesting couple of weeks,” the New York Post reported.

“I did test positive for COVID-19, and basically my first symptoms looking back on it was March 11, which was the day I was broadcasting Denver at Dallas, which was obviously the moment when Rudy Gobert tested positive, which set off the ensuing series of events,” Burke said.

“Looking back, those were my symptoms. We’ve heard so much about shortness of breath, fever, tightness in your chest, chills, body aches, etc. For me, looking my symptom was extraordinary fatigue,” Burke said, referring to the day she fell ill. “By the time Saturday the 14th hit, I was so tired that I tried to get out of bed from Saturday the 14th through Tuesday the 17th, St Patrick’s Day.

“I kid you not, I could not be out of bed for five minutes without needing to go back to bed and lay down. It was that Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, I was thinking, boy, I don’t have any of the normal symptoms, but it seems to me I probably should get tested.”

Burke also shared on how she can contribute to helping people.

“So what I would like to know is should I go donate blood or plasma so that if in some way this could help people if it could help find some sort of vaccine,” Burke said. “So that is on my docket to do, is to research and discover should I go donate blood or plasma in the hopes that somehow this helps somebody down the line.”