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Harris interview delayed after two on The View test positive for COVID-19

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Two people on The View tested positive for the coronavirus moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was to join the live show to discuss vaccine boosters and the Biden administration's pandemic response.

After starting to introduce Harris, host Joy Behar cut to a commercial break. Upon returning to the air, Behar explained that two people appearing that day had tested positive for the virus despite being vaccinated "up the wazoo." Guest Ana Navarro and host Sunny Hostin were no longer on the set.

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"Does anyone have a good question to ask Sara [Haines] or me?" Behar said.

Behar then informed the audience that Harris would join the set with the two remaining hosts "in 45 seconds." She said all surfaces had been wiped down and that they were following other precautionary measures.

Moments later, a producer announced that the interview with Harris, who had arrived in New York earlier Friday morning for the live event, would take place remotely.

"We're going to take a break. Perhaps the vice president will appear," Behar said.

The back-and-forth continued throughout most of the hourlong broadcast.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have Kamala yet. I’m going to ask her to come to my house,” Behar said upon returning from another commercial break.

She attributed the delay to Secret Service protocols. “The Secret Service are doing things to make her feel very safe,” Behar added.

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With 10 minutes left of the show, Harris joined remotely from a safe location.

“Sunny [Hostin] and Ana [Navarro] are strong women, and I know they're fine, but it really also does speak to the fact that they're vaccinated, and vaccines really make all the difference because, otherwise, we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse,” the vice president said.

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Tags: News, Biden Administration, Kamala Harris, White House, The View, Coronavirus

Original Author: Katherine Doyle

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