Chris Cuomo gave an update on his teen son's health Wednesday night after his wife revealed earlier in the day that he had become the third member of their family to test positive for the coronavirus.
"The virus works its way through the family," he said. "It was me, then it was Cristina, and now Mario has the same symptoms she had. He's got the coronavirus now, it's working its way through, (and) they're doing fine.
Week Two done of Chris’ Corona. Today is day 18 of a very slow, skittish recovery. He successfully turned the corner away from his severe symptoms and the potential danger of pneumonia, but still feels consistently light-headed, week, fever on, fever off. So to build up his strength, I gave him more good foods, dr. Linda’s herbs + homeopathy, and lots of vitamins necessary for this time + non-toxic quinine (Cinchona Officialis) to combat this oxygen-eating virus. He had a stress-free diet this past week (that isn’t taxing on the liver and doesn’t consume energy) consisting of cooked foods like soups, lentil, chicken, legumes + vegetables. It takes a lot of energy to break down raw foods, especially when you’re sick. Good food is medicine! 🥗🥦🍇🥑🥥🥕🧅 For Easter, lots of sun and walking. Lung-expanding breathing exercises 5x a day. 🌼🌼🌼 Keeping one’s spirits up is paramount; when you have any kind of a virus your will goes down. This is a virus of isolation, so one of the best remedies for any illness is simply ♥️ + humor. Thanks to the friends who have been religious in their efforts to make him smile. Laughter is always the best medicine. 🌝 See full diary week two of his medicine + food + symptoms by clicking the link in my bio above. 💛 #corona #naturalremedies
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"Thank you for your concern, Andrew, you always first and foremost. Thanks for caring about my family, and about me, and thank you for fighting for the people in your state," the 49-year-old said. "I appreciate it."
"He's going to be OK," the governor replied.
Cristina Cuomo shared on Instagram Wednesday that Mario was battling the virus after she and her husband had both been cleared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after experiencing it themselves.
On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, show kindness toward our planet and every creature who inhabits it, as the transcendent photographer, adventurer, preservationist and raconteur Peter Beard advised us. My old friend’s recent death offers an eerily timely punctuation on this virus and a reminder that we can’t forget to protect one another, and the animals that roam the Earth. 🌏🌏🌏 This virus has created a different version of me. My hope is to be stronger, healthier, smarter about the virus at large. 💙💙💙After 10 days of ups and downs, feeling good one-day and terrible the next, I am now working toward getting my son, Mario, through the virus. My heart hurts more than my head over his infection. This virus does not discriminate. While kids are more resilient, they can suffer same severity of symptoms. I’m applying a modified version of my remedies for his protocol with a focus on lots of vitamins. Since his sense of smell and taste have disappeared, I am feeding him healthy foods that I normally can’t get him to touch. I kept a diary of the past week of my road to recovery. 🙏 Link in bio, as they say.
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"After 10 days of ups and downs, feeling good one-day and terrible the next, I am now working hard to get my son, Mario, through the virus,'' she wrote. "My heart hurts more than my head over his infection."
Chris Cuomo shared the triumphant moment on his show Monday night of him coming back upstairs in his family's home after weeks of isolation with the coronavirus. Cuomo had previously detailed experiences with symptoms like a persistent high fever, losing 13 pounds in three days, chipping a tooth because he was shivering so hard, enduring "scary" chest X-rays and even having a hallucination of his late father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died five years ago.
Now the couple is trying to help Mario, who is the second-oldest of their three children.
"While kids are more resilient, they can suffer same severity of symptoms," Cristina Cuomo wrote on Instagram. "I'm applying a modified version of my remedies for his protocol with a focus on lots of vitamins. Since his sense of smell and taste have disappeared, I am feeding him healthy foods that I normally can't get him to touch."