After NBC News extensively followed the COVID-19 case of its own on-air contributor Dr. Joseph Fair, the virologist and epidemiologist revealed he tested negative for coronavirus as well as negative for the WuFlu antibodies, meaning he never had the virus.
H/T: The Federalist
“Joining me now [is] virologist Joseph Fair, who recently recovered from COVID-19 himself,” the network’s Chuck Todd said introducitng the doctors on a June episode of “Meet the Press.”
“Dr. Fair, let me start with you because I would like you to share a little bit about your recovery from COVID-19. What should Americans take away from your experience?” Todd asked.
“I probably spent 23 our of 24 hours in bed,” said Fair. “Those people that are young and think they’re invincible or people that just don’t think it’s going to affect them that greatly even if they do get it, I can say that my own experience was the complete opposite.”
TODAY on #MTP: NBC News Science contributor and virologist, Joseph Fair says his experience with COVID-19 was the "worst I've ever felt." @Curefinder: "I was shocked at how severe my illness got without having those underlying conditions." pic.twitter.com/WSs21LX2UF— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 15, 2020
I was severely ill for 2 weeks, 4 days of it in critical condition, resulting in pneumonia, diffuse lung injury & 18lbs of weight loss. My path forward is a 2nd AB test, & follow-up with a pulmonologist & tropical medicine specialist in an effort to diagnose what made me so ill.— Dr. Joseph Fair (@curefinder) July 7, 2020
NBC and MSNBC asserted contributor Dr. Joseph Fair was suffering or recovering from coronavirus 10 different times over the last two months, but he's tested negative for the virus's antibodies and now says the illness that hospitalized him is a mystery.https://t.co/36j3L42WJv pic.twitter.com/vZykLkdTKN— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 10, 2020
Doctors assumed Dr. Joseph Fair had the coronavirus when he was severely sick in May — but with a negative antibody test, his illness "remains an undiagnosed mystery"https://t.co/3amOW2LnFa— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) July 9, 2020
Dr. Joseph Fair revealed this week that a recent antibody test shows he has not contracted the coronavirus. @BecketAdams says that's a hell of a thing to hear after NBC spent 2 months chronicling his fight and recovery from it in excruciating detail.https://t.co/24DfbVOUzq— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 10, 2020
It was all a lie.— Text Trump to 88022 ✝️🇺🇸⭐⭐⭐ 🇺🇸 (@K1erry) July 10, 2020
Dr. Joseph Fair did not have coronavirus.
WOW! NBC Guest Doctor Who Was Suffering from Coronavirus in Hospital in TV Interviews -- NEVER HAD CORONAVIRUS! (VIDEO) https://t.co/1zUTakQezy via @gatewaypundit