Coworkers Respond After Fox News Star Diagnosed

( Popular Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto received an outpouring of well wishes and support recently when it was announced that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Cavuto said that he will not be on the air for a while, as he is currently recovering from the virus. He will be replaced by Jackie DeAngelis on his Fox Business show “Cavuto Coast to Coast,” and by Charles Payne on his “Your World” show on Fox News.

The reason Cavuto’s announcement caused such an outpouring of support is that he is more at risk of developing serious symptoms from the infection owing to his battle with various health issues, including multiple sclerosis.

On Tuesday, Cavuto published a statement urging people to go out and take the COVID-19 vaccine.

“While I’m somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I’m lucky as well. Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It’s not, because I did and I’m surviving this because I did. I hope anyone and everyone gets that message loud and clear. Get vaccinated, for yourself and everyone around you. Everyone wins, except maybe my wife, who thought I was back in the city for good for live shows. Maybe not so fast now,” he said.

And while Cavuto’s message is well-intentioned, there is the issue that the COVID-19 vaccine becomes less effective as time goes by. For those who are vaccinated, the longer ago that vaccination was, the less effective it is now.

Nonetheless, Cavuto is not alone among conservatives or even among Fox News circles in believing that those who are most vulnerable to the possibly serious symptoms of COVID-19 should take the vaccination.

Howard Kurtz called Cavuto a “fighter” and told him to “hang in there.”

Bryan Llenas wished Cavuto a speedy recovery.

“I love this man. We all do at FOX,” he said.

We’re sure you will all join us in wishing Cavuto a speedy recovery, too!