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Katie Couric Works Her Fans Into a Frenzy With New Coronavirus Tweet

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Former "TODAY" co-anchor Katie Couric unintentionally worried her fans into a frenzy this week. One of her friends, Rick Cotton, the executive director of the Port Authority for New York and New Jersey, tested positive for coronavirus. In his announcement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested that Cotton may have contracted the disease during his work at the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Upon reading the news, Couric tweeted out her well wishes for her old friend, adding that she "just saw him on Saturday."


As Couric explained to the New York Times, she just happened to run into Cotton on the street and they had a very brief encounter. But her followers may not have read that part, and responded to her tweet with very similar messages:

"Better self quarantine Katie"

"Pls self-quarantine!"

"Um....maybe time to self-quarantine Katie...."

Realizing the panic she'd caused, Couric logged back into Twitter and assured her followers she had only limited contact with Cotton and there was little to no risk of her contracting the disease herself, or spreading it to others.


The coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China has spread to several countries throughout Europe, most notably Italy with over 10,000 cases, and here in the U.S. The Trump administration has urged Americans not to panic. President Trump designated a coronavirus task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, that is working to combat the disease and keep Americans informed. Trump also recently signed a bill that provides nearly $8 billion to federal, state and local agencies to contain the virus, and enforced several travel bans and quarantines.

The coronavirus task force is expected to provide an update at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.


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