The View co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set after both tested positive for Covid-19.
Hostin and Navarro were escorted off camera by ABC Studio security after leaving the set.
The embarrassing incident occurred live on the air on Friday, Sept. 24, just seconds before welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris onstage for an interview.
Reportedly, the co-hosts were asked to leave by Secret Service agents.
The View's hosts are all fully vaccinated, but they can still contract and spread the virus to others.
"Ana and Sunny have to leave," Joy Behar told the national TV audience. "And we'll tell you why in a couple minutes.
"Shall I introduce the vice-president?" she asked a producer. "Okay, vice-president — no? Okay, shall we dance? Let's do a tap dance. Since this is gonna be a major news story any minute now."
After the break, Behar explained why Hostin and Navarro were booted off the set -- because they tested positive for Covid.
"No matter how hard we try, these things happen. They probably have a breakthrough case, and they'll be okay, I'm sure, because they're both vaccinated up the wazoo, you know, a lot of vaccines."
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Wendy Williams' brother says his sister is stable, improving, and hanging in there during her stay at a hospital where she is reportedly "fighting" Covid-19.
As reported last week, the 57-year-old host was voluntarily admitted to a hospital in New York on Wednesday for a psychiatric evaluation after police responded to a 911 call about a "non-violent" 57-year-old woman behaving erratically.
However, insiders say Wendy was actually hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19. A source tells Sandrarose.com that Wendy can't have visitors due to her diagnosis.
According to Wendy's brother, Tommy Williams, she is "fighting" to get well and resume her hosting duties on The Wendy Williams Show season premiere in October.
"I really do believe and have the faith that Wendy's going to make it... We've been hit just like other families. You know it's not easy [but] you got to dig yourself out, you got to hold on to the memories and we have some good ones.
"She's doing well. Stable. I've spoken with her, and we're hanging in there. She's hanging in there. We're praying. She's fighting."
However, another source close to Wendy Williams said the fully vaccinated host is "asymptomatic and not showing any signs of COVID-19." The source added that Wendy's mental health "continues to improve each day."
The Wendy Williams Show season premiere has been pushed back to October 4.
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Chris Rock is among the millions of fully vaccinated Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Chris Rock, pictured in NYC on Sept. 13, took to Twitter on Sunday to share the news of his Covid-19 diagnosis.
The 56-year-old actor and comedian urged his social media followers to get vaccinated.
"Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don't want this. Get vaccinated."
Back in May, the "Grown Ups" star joked with late night host Jimmy Fallon that not only was he fully vaccinated, but that he jumped the line to get the injection.
"I was like, 'Step aside, Betty White, I did (the movie) Pootie Tang. Step aside, old people'. I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo (DiCaprio) died. Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don't want to be Leo at the bottom of the ocean... Billy Zane got another woman after that thing. In reality, you want to be Leo - but not in that movie."
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Rock, pictured with fellow comedian Dave Chappelle, also joked: "I'm two-shots Rock, that's what they call me." He clarified that he received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In 2020, Rock made a surprise appearance at a press conference with former New York governor Andrew Cuomo to urge New Yorkers to wear face coverings.
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"It's the kids who really aren't wearing a mask, and you know, it's sad. It's sad that our health has become, you know, a sort of political issue... It's a status symbol, almost, to not wear a mask."
Over 76% of Americans have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
A recent study out of Israel found that natural immunity confers longer-lasting protection against the Delta variant than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
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Wendy Williams was recently hospitalized after contracting Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
The September 20th season premiere of the Wendy Williams Show was canceled after Wendy was diagnosed with a breakthrough case of Covid-19.
Wendy's Instagram account announced on Wednesday that the fully vaccinated daytime host is battling a "breakthrough case of Covid-19."
"While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19," the statement read.
"To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of 'The Wendy Williams Show' on Monday, October 4th."
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Page Six reports the show will air repeats until then.
Wendy's fans were shocked when paparazzi photos showed her arriving at her Manhattan apartment wearing a bathrobe and blue socks on the wet pavement.
She was assisted into the building while another man followed close behind her with a wheelchair.
According to the Centers for Disease Control data on breakthrough cases: "Vaccine breakthrough cases are expected," and "no vaccine is 100% effective at preventing illness."
The CDC claims the mRNA vaccines "may make illness less severe for those who are vaccinated and still get sick. The risk of infection, hospitalization, and death are all much lower in vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated."
The family of a fully vaccinated Illinois woman who died from Covid-19 used her obituary to blame unvaccinated people for her death.
Terry Candace got her second Covid-19 mRNA vaccine in early March. Her son, Marc Ayers, says his mother was excited and full of hope for the future.
"I took my parents to get that second jab, and we were all so excited. We are a family that believes in science. We believe in masks, and we believe in vaccines. We were ready to get back to normal."
But Candace Ayers died in July while on a trip with her husband in Mississippi, CBS affiliate WDJT reports. Her death certificate said she died from Covid-19.
According to data released by the CDC, vaccinated people can spread the Delta variant.
Still, her family used her obituary in the State Journal Register to blame unvaccinated people for her death.
"Candace Cay (Kruger) Ayers, 66, of Springfield, passed away on September 3, 2021, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with Covid-19. She was vaccinated but was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life."
Marc Ayers believes his mother was infected while she visited Mississippi, where vaccination rates remain under 50%.
"This all could have been avoided," Ayers said.
"This could have been prevented by a few acts of kindness. They were in a state that had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Getting a vaccine and wearing a mask for others ... had this been done, she would be here today."
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Nicki Minaj refuses to get vaccinated to attend this year's Met Gala after catching Covid-19 while shooting a video for Sunday's MTV VMAs.
The 38-year-old rapper shared her concerns about the mRNA vaccines in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon.
She also questioned Met organizers demanding all attendees provide proof of full vaccination status.
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Nicki said she would get vaccinated after doing her research. She said if she gets the shots, "it won't be for the Met."
"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won't [be] for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one."
Responding to a follower who noticed Nicki hadn't made an appearance in a year, she wrote:
"I have an infant with no nannies during COVID. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself."
In another tweet, she wrote:
"I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?
"Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama?"
She went on to question the effectiveness of the vaccines, noting that rapper Drake caught Covid-19 while fully vaccinated:
"'Get vaccinated?' Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile."
Cases of vaccinated people coming down with the virus - known as 'breakthrough infections' - are considered rare, but still occur and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death, according to the CDC.
Nicki isn't discouraging people from getting the vaccines, particularly if they're forced to get the shots for work. She said she may get the vaccines to go on tour.
"I know babe. A lot of countries won't let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I'd def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I'm sure I'll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc."
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Rev. Jesse Jackson has been transferred to a rehab center in Chicago following his hospitalization for a breakthrough Covid-19 infection.
The civil rights leader will receive physical therapy following treatment for the coronavirus at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
His wife, Jacqueline, was moved to an intensive care unit (ICU) at Northwestern, after her condition worsened.
Last week the couple's son, Jonathan, said his mother was "resting comfortably and responding positively to treatment."
Jonathan Jackson said Mrs. Jackson was on supplemental oxygen and was breathing easier.
However, her condition deteriorated over the weekend and she was moved to the ICU, according to DailyMail.com.
Jonathan said his mother is not on a ventilator but she is receiving "increased oxygen" in the ICU.
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"Both of our parents are continuing to receive excellent medical care," he said. "We urge that you continue to keep them in your prayers because we know this is a serious disease."
Jesse Jackson, 79, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, fell ill on August 20 and were taken to Northwestern where they both tested positive for Covid-19.
Jesse Jackson is fully vaccinated, but Jacqueline declined to take the vaccines for personal reasons. They were both admitted to the hospital on August 21.
Dr. Christina Parks, a Ph.D in cellular and molecular biology, gave testimony in support of Michigan's House Bill 4471 earlier this month.
The HB4472 bill prohibits certain vaccinations, such as Covid-19 mRNA, from being mandated as a condition of employment in Michigan.
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Dr. Parks explained that the vaccines should not be mandated because vaccinated employees can spread the virus the same as unvaccinated employees.
"We can not mandate something that does not prevent transmission," she said.
"Vaccine requirements and mandates are based on the faulty assumption that the vaccines in question prevent transmission of the pathogen. They were never designed to do that. They only attenuate symptoms...
"Recent studies have shown that the vaccinated -- especially with the delta variant -- and the unvaccinated have similar amounts of virus in their nose and throat."
She cited a recent study by the CDC that tracked a Covid outbreak of 469 cases in Massachusetts.
"74% of the cases occurred in fully vaccinated people and four out of five of those hospitalized were vaccinated."
"My main complaint is with our health agencies and the CDC who basically know better and are misleading the public."
Watch Dr. Parks' testimony below.
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An NFL wife is speaking out after her husband was sent home after a "close contact situation" with a staffer who tested positive for Covid-19.
Rachel Bush, who is married to Buffalo Bills star safety Jordan Poyer, took to social media to call out the league's Covid-19 protocols.
Bush is a social media influencer and Instagram model with 1.7 million followers on Instagram. She was annoyed that Poyer was sent home for 5 days after a "close contact situation" with a vaccinated Bills staff member who tested positive for Covid-19.
Poyer is among 5 unvaccinated Bills players who tested negative for Covid-19 but were sent home anyway.
Bush tweeted on Tuesday afternoon:
"All these headlines should be starting off with 'vaccinated staff member...' then take it where you want it. But the reason we are missing 5 guys right now is because of a VACCINATED PERSON. Call it like it is."
Bush declined to name the fully vaccinated Bills staff member who tested positive for Covid-19. But she said the rules need to be addressed.
"I don't want to point fingers at the staff member either.. he/she had no choice, they had to keep their job. It's the rules that need to be addressed and changed because the vaccinated are putting others at risk. It's very clear now."
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Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, are "responding positively" to Covid-19 treatment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Their son, Jonathan Jackson, shared an update on his parents' condition on Sunday, Eurweb.com reports.
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Jonathan told Chicago's ABC7 his mother had breathing difficulties but she is now "resting comfortably and responding positively to treatment."
"She had been real lethargic with flu-like symptoms [and] went to the hospital Friday," he said.
"Then it was diagnosed that she and my dad both had contracted COVID. She is having some oxygen, but is able to function and breathe on her own without a respirator. Nothing severe. Because of her age and her current health, it is more challenging."
Rev. Jesse Jackson, 79, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, were fully vaccinated in January. They had no issues until they took ill and were admitted to the hospital, where they both tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, Aug. 20.
Jonathan said his parents are not out of the woods yet.
"This is vicious and it can turn quickly," said Jonathan. "So we are trying to stay upbeat and optimistic. But, I have seen this thing turn on a dime. You really just do not know."
Jesse Jackson was diagnosed with Parkinson's back in 2017.