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Chris Cuomo’s wife Cristina opens up about her coronavirus battle

Chris Cuomo’s wife Cristina Cuomo has opened up about her coronavirus battle.

CNN anchor Cuomo this week announced his wife has caught the virus, after revealing that he had tested positive last month. 

Magazine editor Cristina, 50, had been posting regular updates about her husband’s condition on Instagram. The couple had been quarantining separately since Chris’s diagnosis two weeks ago, with him staying in the basement and Cristina staying with the children upstairs. 

Cristina admitted she was finding it hard to self-isolate and not see her children. 

Chris Cuomo’s wife Cristina Cuomo (pictured) has opened up about her coronavirus battle

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You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. #bobmarley ? Covid-19 got me. ? A seemingly sinus-related infection was my first symptom. But the only frustrating part is I can’t be there for my kids right now in the way they need me as Chris is in isolation too still, no fever and feeling better. Bella, Mario and Carolina have grown up overnight—Bella, our 17-year-old daughter, stepped up cleaning, doing laundry, cooking for her siblings and getting them situated with google classroom, and caregiving her mother and father. Mario, her assistant. So much gratitude for them. I can’t wait to wrap my arms around them again. ♥️ ♥️♥️ I am committed to this naturopathic route more than ever. Support the immune system, not suppress it. Pooling anecdotal evidence and sharing methods for recovery are important. Why? Communication is all we’ve got right now. Please keep sharing your stories. It’s the only way we achieve freedom from fear. Staying strong is the battle.

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Despite the couple's successive health setbacks, their three children - Bella (center), Carolina (center-left), and Mario (center-right) however, have 'stepped up' and are 'helping each other', according to Chris

Despite the couple’s successive health setbacks, their three children – Bella (center), Carolina (center-left), and Mario (center-right) however, have ‘stepped up’ and are ‘helping each other’, according to Chris

‘You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice,’ she wrote on Instagram. 

‘A seemingly sinus-related infection was my first symptom. But the only frustrating part is I can’t be there for my kids right now in the way they need me as Chris is in isolation too still, no fever and feeling better. 

‘Bella, Mario and Carolina have grown up overnight—Bella, our 17-year-old daughter, stepped up cleaning, doing laundry, cooking for her siblings and getting them situated with google classroom, and caregiving her mother and father. 

‘Mario, her assistant. So much gratitude for them.’

'You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice,' Cristina wrote on Instagram

‘You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice,’ Cristina wrote on Instagram

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who last month revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus, announced his wife Cristina (pictured with Chris) has also been infected with the illness

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who last month revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus, announced his wife Cristina (pictured with Chris) has also been infected with the illness

She continued: ‘I can’t wait to wrap my arms around them again. 

‘I am committed to this naturopathic route more than ever. Support the immune system, not suppress it. 

‘Pooling anecdotal evidence and sharing methods for recovery are important. Why? Communication is all we’ve got right now. Please keep sharing your stories. 

‘It’s the only way we achieve freedom from fear. Staying strong is the battle.’

According to her husband, Cristina’s symptoms include a loss of smell and taste, which Chris said that, based on anectodal evidence, appeared to be more common in milder cases of the illness.  

Chris’ side-effects, meanwhile, were said to be more severe, including a fever so extreme that he chipped a tooth while shivering.  

Chris Cuomo first announced his coronavirus diagnosis at the end of March. He said he was feeling well enough to work and his continued to anchor his 9pm CNN slot from home

Chris’ side-effects, meanwhile, were said to be more severe, including a fever so extreme that he chipped a tooth while shivering.

‘It’s very rare for a family to be one-and-done,’ the 49-year-old father-of-three said on his show, Cuomo Prime Time. ‘And Cristina now has COVID. She is now positive, and it just breaks my heart. It is the one thing I was hoping wouldn’t happen, and now it has.’ 

Noticing his brother’s emotional state, Andrew Cuomo attempted to provide comfort to his sibling younger, reassuring him that ‘it’s very hard for people to quarantine in a home and other people not to get.’

‘In some ways this was inevitable,’ Andrew Cuomo continued. ‘Luckily it was Cristina and not one of the kids.

‘This is what families are dealing with, right? The point of you communicating this, rather than just taking a few weeks off is you communicating with Americans what this is like – and this is what it’s like.

Cristina is said to have taken the diagnosis in her stride and is ‘not upset’ by it, though a concerned Chris admitted to ‘being a bit of a mess about it’ all

‘One person gets the virus and other people in the home get the virus. You know have a mother and father with the virus, you have three kids you have to take care of. This gets complicated very fast,’ Andrew Cuomo continued.

‘The good news,’ Andrew continued, attempted to lift the sombre mood with some brotherly banter, ‘is Cristina is probably going to look to blame you for this – there’s a lot of other things she can blame you for, so this will probably be number 17 on the list. So I wouldn’t worry about it.

‘I know it makes a bad situation worse,’ he added, but ‘it’s all going to be fine.’

Chris Cuomo first announced his coronavirus diagnosis at the end of March. He said he was feeling well enough to work and his continued to anchor his 9pm CNN slot from home. 

Noticing his brother’s emotional state, Andrew Cuomo attempted to provide comfort to his sibling younger, reassuring him that ‘it’s very hard for people to quarantine in a home and other people not to get it'

Noticing his brother’s emotional state, Andrew Cuomo attempted to provide comfort to his sibling younger, reassuring him that ‘it’s very hard for people to quarantine in a home and other people not to get it’

During an interview on the segment the night before, Chris told De. Sanjay Gupta that he had attempted to take himself off Tylenol – which he’d been taking for his fever – for 72 hours, but ended up developing a 101 degree temperature after just 60 hours.

‘I have to be honest, I got a little cocky,’ Chris said Tuesday. ‘I started thinking about, ‘Oh great, I want to get retested and then I’m going to do this and I’m going to do that and I’m going to do this.’ Not the way COVID works… It comes in waves.’

And on Monday night, Chris voiced frustration at his seeming inability to shift the virus, despite some of his symptoms improving.

‘I’m scared by this. I’m scared by the potential of this and it frustrates me because I can’t get out of this basement,’ he said Monday. ‘Everybody tells me it’s gradual, it takes time – anywhere from two to three-and-a-half weeks, but it is maddening to have this little, stupid fever.’

 



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