No one is ammune to the flu. From Hollywood, where Golden Globe winners Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence were still feeling the effects, to New York, where the epidemic went to war with an anchor.
Fox 5’s Rosanna Scotto was the ultimate trouper yesterday. The Good Day New York co-anchor showed up for work despite clearly in a “flu fog.”
Scotto, who was congested and weakened, told her on-air partner Dave Price that she already had a flu shot.
“It isn’t doing it. You’ve got an IV of tea,” Price said.
Scotto said she rested all weekend in an effort to give it the “college try.” However, seeing her struggle to deliver the news, while spreading germs to others, Price encouraged Scotto to leave early.
He was going to ask New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, a guest in the 8 a.m. hour, if Scotto was healthy enough to stay.
“You need to promise us, if he says you should go home, you go home and get better,” Price said.
Farley concurred with Price’s assessment, “I think you should take another day. I think you should go home.”
The end of the segment, was the end of Scotto’s broadcast day.
“We appreciate you coming in [for] a house call,” Price told Farley.
Scotto remained on the sidelines this morning.
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