ABC's Stephanopoulos positive for coronavirus but feels well
ABC ‘Good Morning America’ anchor George Stephanopoulos says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, but is relatively symptom-free.
He said on Monday's show that other than a brief backache and diminished sense of smell, he's been feeling fine. His wife, journalist Ali Wentworth, has the disease and has said she's never felt sicker.
Stephanopoulos made the announcement on the show Monday; like many in television news, he's been working from home.
His disclosure led to a discussion on the air with a medical expert about why some people are hit hard or killed by the disease, and some people feel next to nothing.
Why are some COVID-19 cases asymptomatic? @DrJAshton weighs in on asymptomatic cases after @GStephanopoulos tells us he has tested positive for COVID-19 yet has no symptoms after his wife Ali Wentworth also tested positive. https://t.co/PLhEP1OIMr pic.twitter.com/DACO1U7fbw— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 13, 2020