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Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Reflect On False Positive Covid-19 Tests That Pulled Them From 'The View'

Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Reflect On False Positive Covid-19 Tests That Pulled Them From 'The View'

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro are opening up about what happened on The View over the weekend.

The two co-hosts were pulled from the air over what was later to be revealed as a false positive test and on Monday’s (September 27) episode, talked about the fears and repercussions that were had because of it.

Click inside to read more of what Sunny and Ana shared…

Ana and Sunny were set to interview Vice President Kamala Harris, when they were abruptly pulled from the show.

The results of both their tests were revealed live on air, which Sunny described as a “really uncomfortable” moment.

She added that they were announced before “I even knew what was going on, before they were verified, before I was tested again and again, and there were real life ramifications when things like that happen.”

Sunny even shared that her surgeon had to be pulled out an operating room at the time “because God forbid he’s operating on someone and he’s Covid positive”, in addition to her child’s school being be notified, and her parents had to rush to be tested.

“These are the sorts of real-life things that were happening, and for me it was particularly triggering, because not too long ago I delivered the eulogy at my in-law’s funeral,” she shared. “So you could imagine how I felt, thinking I could possibly be Covid positive, and my family could experience another loss, a loss that I don’t think my husband could handle. So I was relieved to say the least to find out that I was Covid negative, and I always was assured by the fact that I am fully vaccinated. And so even if I were Covid positive, I was convinced that I would likely be OK.”

Ana revealed that she felt “flabbergasted” to learn of the initial positive result.

“My first thought was, ‘Oh my God,’ because I have just spent the day with Kamala Harris’ sister, niece and brother in law, so I am thinking, ‘I’m Typhoid Mary and I’m going to wipe out the entire Harris family in one week. So I have to call them immediately, call your family because you don’t want them to find out from TV. Of course they had, and it shows you just how instant these days news travels.”

Brian Teta, executive producer of The View, said that they found out about the positive test results just moments before they came back from a commercial break.

“All I could think of was that we had to keep the hosts safe, we had to keep the vice president safe. She could not walk out no matter what. And that led to some really awkward television that I would like to take back if I could,” he shared on the show, and issued an apology to both Ana and Sunny.

“They were put in this positive where they had this information put out on television and then to make it worse, it turned out not to be true later on,” he said. “So it was unfortunate that mistakes were made but I can confidently say that we have very rigorous safety protocols, that everyone is regularly tested, and I am just so relieved that you guys are healthy, that everyone is healthy, and nobody was ever in danger.”

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