’60 Minutes’ correspondent Stahl says she fought coronavirus

CBS News “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl stated Sunday that she’s feeling better finally after a fight with coronavirus that left her hospitalized for seven days.

Stahl stated that she was very scared after batteling pneumonia that was caused by the COVID-19 for around 14 days at home before she had to be hospitalized.

“One of the rules of journalism is ‘don’t become part of the story, but instead of covering the pandemic, I was one of the more-than-one-million Americans who did become part of it,” Stahl stated at the end of Sunday’s broadcast.

Stahl, 78, is the senior member of correspondents at TV’s most popular newsmagazine. She joined “60 Minutes” in March 1991, and before that was a mediator of the Sunday syndicated program “Face the Nation” and a Washington journalist.

She handled the first TV interview with Donald Trump after he was chosen president, and the first with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she becomes speaker — both in 2007 and again in 2019.

Stahl said there was a bunch of “60 Minutes” workers with the infection. One “had almost no symptoms while others had almost every symptom you can imagine,” she said. “Each case is different.”

Stahl said she found an exhausted and almost overpowered staff when she was hospitalized however paid tribute to their consideration and said she was rolled out through a gauntlet of cheering clinical laborers when released.

“In the face of so much death, they celebrate their triumphs,” she stated.

60 Minutes refused to say the name the hospital involved.

“Thanks to them, like so many other patients, I am well now,” she said. “Tonight, we all owe them our gratitude, our admiration, and, in some cases, our lives.”

Stahl is apparently the most noticeable TV columnist to uncover they had the infection. CNN has Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin have tried positive, the previous proceeding with his prime-time appear while battling side effects. ABC “Good Morning America” has George Stephanopoulos had it, however like many tainted, had just mellow indications.

The infection has tainted 3.5 million individuals and slaughtered in excess of 246,000 around the world, remembering in excess of 66,000 dead for the United States, as per a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Specialists state the numbers are likely bigger.


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