The pandemic isn’t over. Just because it did in 2020 and 2021, Hollywood’s A-list continues to be affected by COVID-19 in 2022 — however, they largely attribute their quick recoveries to vaccines.
In January, Late Night With Seth Meyers solely returned from vacation break for one present earlier than abruptly having to go on hiatus amid the omicron variant’s prevalence.
“The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks to vaccines and booster!),” Seth Meyers wrote by way of Twitter on January 4. “We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!”
Meyers’ fellow NBC late night-time host Jimmy Fallon revealed a day prior that he’d not too long ago recovered from COVID-19. The Saturday Night Live alum made it clear that he examined destructive earlier than returning to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 3.
“Hey guys, on the first day of our holiday break I tested positive for Covid,” he captioned a photograph by way of Instagram of himself masked in a room marked “reserved for testing use.” The room was adorned with an iconic Diff’hire Strokes quote, which Fallon appreciated.
He continued, “I was vaccinated and bolstered which made me lucky enough to only have mild symptoms. Thank you to the doctors and nurses who work so hard around the clock to get everyone vaxxed. Thank you to NBC for taking the testing protocols so seriously and doing a great job – and also thanks for putting me in the ‘What ‘chu talkin’ about Willis?’ isolation room when they told me the news.”
In the feedback part, Fallon instructed a fan that he fully recovered, writing, “The positive came back on 12/18. Back at work today and feeling 100%!”
The NBC hosts each advocated for vaccination. As of January, the CDC really helpful a booster shot for folks over age 16 5 months after finishing the first sequence. Meyers and Fallon ever had a booster earlier than testing constructive.
Similarly, Whoopi Goldberg additionally had a breakthrough case amid the extremely contagious variants unfolding. Her View cohost Joy Behar introduced the information on January 3 and stated the Sister Act star was anticipated to be totally recovered inside every week.
“Why am I here instead of Whoopi? Well, Whoopi, unfortunately, tested positive over the break, but she’ll be back probably next week,” Behar defined. “Since she’s vaxxed and boosted, her symptoms have been very, very, mild. But we’re being super cautious here at The View.”
The daytime speak present opted to movie remotely for the week within the midst of Goldberg’s constructive check.
“They say there’s no place like home for the holidays and that’s exactly where we are this year,” Behar stated. “Happy New Year from all of our living rooms. As you can see, we’re back in boxes and doing the show remotely — hopefully for just a week. I’m praying that it’s just a week, but you never know because this omicron thing is all over the place.”