As the coronavirus outbreak continues to sweep across the United States, many were shocked to learn that Chris Cuomo, who has been reporting about the virus since the beginning, recently announced that he tested positive for it. It didn’t take long for his older brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to publicly address his diagnosis—and add a little humor to the situation as well.

As we previously reported, Chris Cuomo recently announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus, posting the following message on Twitter:

“In these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills, and shortness of breath. I just hope I didn’t give it to the kids and Cristina. That would make me feel worse than this illness.”

Shortly after, Andrew Cuomo spoke at a press conference where he addressed New York’s devastating coronavirus updates, as well as his brother’s diagnosis.

He said this:

“This virus is the great equalizer. Stay strong little brother. You are a sweet, beautiful guy and my best friend. If anyone is #NewYorkTough it’s you. This virus is the great equalizer. My brother, Chris, is positive for coronavirus. Found out this morning.”

Andrew also threw some humorous shade to his little brother when he added, “He’s young; in good shape; strong -— not as strong as he thinks, but — he’ll be fine.”


Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?