Thursday, July 02, 2020

NBC's Morgan Chesky Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Despite his status as one of the hottest mask-wearers around, NBC News correspondent Morgan Chesky has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Even though we have more information than we ever did, I have continued to avoid going out in public unless absolutely necessary, and see this as support of my decision. (We have a couple of Fourth of July weekend invitations and I'm leaning toward doing nothing.) Here's wishing Mr. Chesty a quick recovery. (God, I hope this doesn't interfere with his workout schedule in any way.)

Hey friends, know I’ve been a bit quieter than usual on here so figured I’d share what I’ve been up to recently. Early last week I noticed I had lost my sense of taste and smell and within a few hours started to feel surprisingly tired and a bit lightheaded. When a cough soon followed, I was fortunately able to get tested and receive my results within 24 hours. Sure enough, after covering a pandemic for the past 6 months I became a part of it when the results for Covid-19 came back positive. I spent the next several days in bed treating a dull, but constant headache, heavily fatigued, with occasional pain through my back. After hearing past patients complain of a mental fog, I found out what they meant when basic tasks seemed to become significantly harder to focus on and process. Important to note, my ability to breathe was never compromised and I never felt a fever set in. All told, it appears I’m a mild case and for that I feel incredibly blessed. I say all this now because frankly I’ve been too tired to respond to a bunch of questions, but believe it’s crucial everyone knows my experience since this virus appears to impact everyone just a little bit differently. I know what you’re thinking, and no, I don’t know where I crossed paths with Covid-19. During its estimated incubation time, I was in multiple cities so at this point it’s anyone’s guess. What I do know is that it’s a truly unsettling feeling to wake up every day and wonder how your body will respond to a virus that we’re still learning about. Even more frustrating was being stuck in bed, watching the simple act of wearing a mask somehow become a partisan issue. We can beat this folks, but it’s absolutely going to take a team effort that starts with the proven basics to prevent this from spreading more than it already has. A special thanks to all those who have checked in on me and my NBC family for being there every step of the way. And to my Mom, who drove up from Houston to drop off Gatorade and snacks, thanks for proving the one thing we already knew, Moms are the best, but especially so in a pandemic. Much love, MC
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You can help nurse him back to the gym HERE.


James Dwight Williamson said...

I’m sure he appreciates your well wishes, he’s invited to my house to recuperate !

Rian G. said...

Right on, Kenneth!

JP Aragon said...

I hope he recovers

VRC-Do You! said...

This is what I call knowing your audience...Scroll through his Instagram account and the picture of him standing-I belief in a boat-shirtless and in shorts is breathtaking...I need to sit down...I am getting light-headed...

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