The Hill reports:
Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky, famously known as “Dr. Drew,” revealed this week that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The diagnosis comes months after Pinsky apologized for downplaying the threat of the pandemic in a video that went viral on social media.
The video included clips of Pinsky on his online show “Ask Dr. Drew,” his podcast “Dr. Drew After Dark” and other media appearances. He repeatedly suggested the coronavirus would be not as bad as the flu and at one point said the probability of dying from the virus was less than being hit by an asteroid.
In a Tuesday Instagram post, Pinsky, 62, can be seen lying in bed holding up a bottle of an electrolyte drink while his wife wears a face mask nearby. “Drew is home, under survelliance and fever is down,” the post read.
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Dr. Drew Pinsky said he had been experiencing strong symptoms of the COVID-19 since Saturday, the day after Christmas, and got his official test results on Tuesday. https://t.co/kXP6iewbw3
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