A man who was freshly out of quarantine for the coronavirus has raised eyebrows after he began coughing during a Fox News segment.
Frank Wucinski and his three-year-old daughter Annabelle appeared on America’s Newsroom on Friday morning to discuss the family’s experience in quarantine in San Diego.
“Physically we’re great,” he said in the segment.
His father-in-law had died in China from COVID-19, the official name of the disease caused by the coronavirus. The family was flown back to California during the height of the outbreak, and they were promptly placed in isolation because of their contact with Wucinski’s father-in-law. When Annabelle coughed in front of medical staff, the Center for Disease Control suggested the family stay in isolation for longer.
“Fortunately from what I understand,” Wucinski said, before coughing into his hand, “It is contagious but the death rate is pretty low.”
He coughed again before saying, “Yeah, I understand the fear.”
He assured the Fox hosts that he had been tested twice for the virus, and the results came back negative both times. He paused to drink from his daughter’s water bottle, which she puts back in her mouth after he took a swig.
“The cough, probably just nerves,” Wucinski said.
Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties, according to the World Health Organization. It’s closely related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and is so far responsible for 2,861 deaths worldwide. There have been 59 reported cases in the United States.
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the CDC recommends avoiding touching your face, covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and frequent hand washing.
Which is why Twitter users are so concerned about Wucinski and his daughter.
Omg he coughs on his hand and immediately touches his kids hand which will inevitably end up in her mouth ? seriously how do adults not know how to cough into their elbow
— Kia ? ❄️ (@Kia_thecar) February 28, 2020
WHY IS HE SHARING HIS WATER WITH HIS DAUGHTER WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 28, 2020
Welp. This is how the movie begins. If any of us are left to make it.
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) February 28, 2020
And because you really can’t be too safe, here, again, are the CDC’s recommendations to prevent the coronavirus’ spread.
Please refrain from coughing on children — or anyone else, for that matter.