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Corona Virus: What You Need to Know

March 6, 2020

(upbeat music)
(audience cheering) So, we’re back. The Coronavirus is a mess. I don’t think you know what to think about it, ’cause I certainly don’t. And now it’s a worldwide thing. There’s cases every place. Nobody is safe. They’re threatening us to you know, stock up on stuff. My friend Dr. Raj has been doing this forever. She’s also a professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health. So, please welcome Dr. Raj. (audience cheering)
Doctor, thank you, Doctor. Okay. So they’re saying more than 94,000 people are infected? That’s right. Are we supposed to be worrying? (laughing) Okay, well I certainly don’t want people to panic ’cause that never helps anything, right? But, I think it’s important to be aware of the situation and to be updating because this is an evolving situation. This is a new virus. That’s why it’s called the novel coronavirus. We’re still learning day by day exactly how it behaves. We do know there are over 130 case in the US right now. Nine deaths. Even in New York we just heard of more cases today. So– And in Westchester they closed the private school for the day. That’s right, that’s right. So, we have to be careful, but I want you to remember that this, for most people who get it, will be a mild illness. So even though you hear the numbers, 80% of people really would get– Nobody wants a mild or illness Dr. Raj– I know, I know. What are you talking about? No, but it’s not like Ebola. It’s not like SARS. I mean it is a lot better in terms of those numbers. But, it is very contagious. We are going to see things get worse before they get better in terms of numbers. Why are people dying? Well, first of all, we’re testing a lot more people now. So, the numbers are gonna go up just because of that. Why are people dying? Well, there’s certain people that are at higher risk. If you’re elderly, which they call that over 65, which isn’t even that old. My parents will be here in two weeks. They’re in their 80s and they’re flying on the plane. So they have to be very careful. Oh. If you’re elderly, if you have medical conditions. Oh, what a perfect excuse to cancel that visit. (laughing) Bye. No, no. At any age, if you have heart disease, diabetes, asthma, medical conditions, you are at higher risk. Some good news, children actually seem to be less at risk than adults. Which is nice for those moms out there. Okay.
(audience claps) But no, if you are elderly, I probably would advise against exposing yourself in that way. So you have to be careful. So I can’t see my parents until this is all done? Well, you could maybe go see them. I’m elderly. I’m 55. Elderlyish.
(laughs) Not quite, not quite. Look, look, is the quarantine real? ‘Cause I would love to be quarantined to my apartment. (laughing) A lot of people have been telling me that. Okay, do I think there’s going to be a full blown quarantine where we can’t leave our houses? Probably not. Although I don’t have a crystal ball and this situation is changing day by day. But, do I see a situation where people may be asked to avoid large gatherings? Already people, you know, Facebook, Google, they’re canceling big conferences. They’re not going out for dinner. Right. And maybe you shouldn’t be going. Comic-Con pulled out of the Comic and the Con. Exactly. And we may see– Marvel I think it was. One of those. That’s right. People may be asked to work from home more. Mariah Carey and them canceled a whole concert. A lot of people are doing it. Well, that’s poor ticket sales I think. (laughing) Okay. Can’t comment on that. I don’t know. Any excuse is better than none, sorry. Right, right. But and you know, are schools gonna close? I doubt it, but there may be temporarily. We have to be prepared, but don’t panic. When you live in multi people dwelling. Yeah. Like if you live in an apartment. Yeah. Can you catch it through the air vents? No, what it seems to be is that it’s not something that it’s going to survive in the air for a long period of time, but it will survive on surfaces. So actually up to days. Yeah, so, what’s the best thing you can do in terms of prevention, we actually have a list. Don’t touch anything. Of tips. That’s one of them. So number one is the one I always tell people: wash your hands. And I know it sounds like a cliche. That’s where Gold Bond comes in! (laughs) You wanna wash– This is not a Gold Bond thing. No.
But you know I love my Gold Bond, you wash your hands. And this is just not just a little like this. Keep ’em moist.
20 seconds exactly. I mean they’re pretty but they’re clean. Exactly, you also want to carry hand sanitizer ’cause you don’t always have a sink. No, I like the ones with the wipe I like the cloth. Right! You can do those as well. The wipes with the hand sanitizer. Now, this thing about shaking hands. I can’t believe people even on my social media, you know? Pick a finger.
(laughs) They’re like, “I can’t believe Wendy’s not shaking hands, “she’s bumpin’ elbows.” I don’t want what you have, and you don’t want what I have. You’re so right. (audience clapping) I’m a I’m a huge believer in the elbow, the wave, these days even without corona, cold and flu season. How close should you talk ’cause I have somebody here I was just complaining about earlier. Close talker? (laughs) He talks close. Yeah. He never understands when I say stop talking so long. Stop talking so close.
Yeah you want to be– And he was doing that before corona, he’s been here for a long time. Okay. He talks in my face like this, I’m like get outta here with that! No, it’s too close because those respiratory droplets with mucus. That’s what I said. Saliva, they can land on your face, on your eyes, your nose, your mouth. You know who it is. You wanna really be about six feet away honestly. If you think someone’s sick. Perfect!
(laughs) No, even if nobody’s sick, you don’t want. Yeah, you don’t want their germs, and they don’t want yours. Like I do a quick hug with you know the, you know when– Yeah. You guys when you win something, but a quick hug. Don’t linger, stop talking. Stay away from sick people, you also want to avoid touching your face. We do this. I do this all the time, yeah! Like… But we need to get out of that habit. You gotta teach your kids too. And if you are gonna you know, touch anything, you wash your hands before you touch your face. Brendon?
Yeah? (laughs) Get her some hand sanitizer! I feel, look, my skin is peeling off. And and one of the big things, right, dry skin is not good ’cause then you have cracks in your skin. Great! Perfect, perfect! Moisturize, moisturize! All right, so I’m– And please, if you are sick and I want everyone to do this, stay at home. What about the masks? People show up at work. Okay, the masks– No, no, people show up all the time– With fevers and colds, and you’re not doing anyone a favor, believe me, your boss, everyone would rather you stay at home, so do that. Okay the masks. This is a very kind of complicated issue. Because the truth is, the masks are probably better than nothing, on the other hand, we don’t have enough masks for everyone to go out and stockpile right now. Yes we do ’cause she ordered some off Amazon and she got the good ones. Right. but the point is–
Off eBay. Excuse me. A lot of these masks actually are made in China. So we are gonna run short if people go crazy. And we need them for the health care workers, for the people that are on the front lines. First of all, the paper masks, like in this picture, don’t do very much at all. Can’t you take an ugly skirt and make it a mask? (laughs) You know what I’m sayin’? Right. Well, you really want the proper mask that’s been fitted for your face specifically, and you want to really just avoid sick people. That’s better than a mask, and wash your hands, that’s gonna give you the best protection. Dr. Raj, when– (audience clapping) Do you think this will be over? So– That’s my last question. Yeah, I wish I could say it’s gonna be over this period of time. The truth is most experts in the field are saying this is probably gonna become a circulating virus like the flu, that we’re going to see every year. But by then, hopefully by next year we’ll have a vaccine, we’ll understand more about it and be able– This is why you need a steady lover, you don’t need to be like– (laughs) One of many reasons, yes. You know, us single people out here you know, we’re out here makin’ friends and finding lovers, it is not cute, honey. Get outta my cake and you can’t eat off my fork Dr. Raj in her Herve Leger dress. (audience clapping)
(laughing) Good eye, Wendy!
Thank you so much. Thank you. (upbeat music)


  • Reply Malcolm G March 6, 2020 at 1:53 am

    3:03; Wendy took a segment about the coronavirus update to throw shade at Mariah Carey? She’s so petty. Especially for someone who greets her audience with elbows. 🤔😒

  • Reply kyle nicholson March 6, 2020 at 1:53 am

    I have noticed before that Wendy is EXTRA disrespectful with people who are more educated then she is.

  • Reply Elexis March 6, 2020 at 1:55 am

    98.2% of the comments this week are ppl complaining about Wendy talking over her guest lol

  • Reply natalie storm March 6, 2020 at 1:56 am

    wendy is so disgusting all she do is chat chat chat and this woman cant get the info out

  • Reply Never Surrender March 6, 2020 at 1:59 am

    This is a doctor ? Really ? Like a mask is deff better than nothing ! Why she telling ppl not to buy them , if your sick wear it , if you don’t wanna get sick and it makes you happy wear it , it’s called supply and demand , if ppl wanna but masks don’t tell them not to lady …. that’s so irresponsible I feel for a doctor to say…. just my opinion though 🤷‍♀️

  • Reply Hugh W March 6, 2020 at 2:00 am

    The Mariah Carey concert was sold out, nice try Wendy😉

  • Reply shes_winkk March 6, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Wendy i am very disappointed in you. Let the damn lady get a word in

  • Reply Hugh W March 6, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Wendy has POOR interviewing skills!

  • Reply Gr8ful 1 March 6, 2020 at 2:04 am

    What, an addict acting like an addict?!🙄

  • Reply natalie storm March 6, 2020 at 2:06 am

    wendy is so annoying and belching and disgusting and interupting

  • Reply shreya200710 March 6, 2020 at 2:08 am

    U were sooo annoying and disrespectful to the doctor . If u didnt want her to speak why did u invite her. 😡😡😡

  • Reply gayle2020 March 6, 2020 at 2:13 am


  • Reply DrGyalfren March 6, 2020 at 2:14 am

    kudos to the doctor for getting her messages out. as much as she could.

  • Reply Rebecca Johnson March 6, 2020 at 2:15 am


  • Reply Kirti Sharma Baidwan March 6, 2020 at 2:16 am

    Omg Wendy, let the doctor talk!

  • Reply asotel March 6, 2020 at 2:17 am


  • Reply K.O. 11:11 March 6, 2020 at 2:19 am

    Her interruptions weren't THAT bad y'all, seriously…. the doc is saying the SAME stuff ALL OTHER NEWS STATIONS have been saying for a week now. Give Wendy a break, SHEESH!

  • Reply Barbieyury March 6, 2020 at 2:20 am

    Omg Wendy! Shut the helllll up! And the the doctor talk!

  • Reply She Renay March 6, 2020 at 2:21 am

    She's a beautiful doctor.

  • Reply ashley thebest March 6, 2020 at 2:24 am

    Wendy please bring this doctor back so she can talk again it survives up to 9 days btw

  • Reply CANADA EH ! March 6, 2020 at 2:41 am

    Wendy please stop talking
    Let her speak .

  • Reply Lola Atchabao March 6, 2020 at 2:43 am

    OMG she's so disgusting with the burps iyuwwwww 😷

  • Reply Nic Ole March 6, 2020 at 2:52 am

    I really dont understand why y'all watch if y'all hate lmaoo

  • Reply Azerty March 6, 2020 at 2:55 am

    They should cancel this show.

  • Reply orvgg March 6, 2020 at 3:00 am

    The doctor is too lovely and polite for such a rude interviewer. We know is your show Wendy!!

  • Reply Chunky Rivera March 6, 2020 at 3:05 am

    Wendy is so ignorant. It's not even funny. God please cancel this show

  • Reply Kelly Purifoy March 6, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Why does this seem like it’s geared towards elders…..

  • Reply Alyssa March 6, 2020 at 3:12 am

    lmao y’all know Wendy’s mind is going at 100 miles/minute. The dr handled it great tho! 🤷🏾‍♀️✨👊🏾

  • Reply Connie March 6, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Omg Wendy's voice🤢

  • Reply Nussey Oliver March 6, 2020 at 3:22 am

    shut the fking up .wendy

  • Reply john D March 6, 2020 at 3:22 am

    Wendy believes corona virus comes out of corona beer!

  • Reply Jessica Lopez March 6, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Wendy just topped the interruptions with that gross burp @ 6:00 😬 🤢

  • Reply Capgrl 83 March 6, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Ever since Wendy got divorced and became single 📣SHE CAN'T SHUT THE HELL UP AND STOP TALKING ON AND ON ABOUT HERSELF🙄…like not even for even a second.☝🏽 Is she a Narcissist? Like for real…I'm really asking🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Reply NeNe Steve March 6, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Too bad Suzanne couldn't tell wendy to hush just like she did her on National tv the other day

  • Reply ItsJustDiana &Family March 6, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Ok enough with the burping 😒 it was funny at first but now it's just annoying… Get some damn Gas-X Wendy!!! Damn girl😒

  • Reply DrRegisteredNurse March 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    If you want a more in depth explanation of the pathophysiology inclusive of the 3 phases of COVID-19, feel free to stop by!
    YouTube: Dr Registered Nurse

  • Reply Tolindra Collins March 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    I don’t like that people are under estimating this disease. You have her say probably not and other scientists say we should expect drastic life changes.

  • Reply Tolindra Collins March 6, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Don’t wear a mask just avoid sock people 😭😭 lol it’s asymptomatic it was in people systems for 6weeks before they knew it.

  • Reply FattyChunkChunk March 6, 2020 at 4:13 am

    As a public worker, I am so afraid. I'm gonna go broke if I dont work and I'm afraid to work because I interact with lots of people.

  • Reply Katrina Lee March 6, 2020 at 4:26 am

    the hour has already come for you to wake up from ,your sleep because our salvation is near now than first believed .

  • Reply Andrew Chun March 6, 2020 at 4:26 am

    I live in Korea and honestly I am sick of these professionals trying to diffuse the situation by comparing this virus/outbreak to other viruses. She said it herself – this is a NEW VIRUS. No one on Earth knows how this virus develops, dies, or survives. It has similarities to other viruses but as people we ALL NEED to be knowledgeable. My own cousin in NYC keeps telling me that it’s “just like the common cold, don’t be too scared.” But meanwhile I’m here in Korea, and there are over 6000 cases and I’ve been out of work for two weeks on unpaid leave.

  • Reply Hrush Everly March 6, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Hopefully it'll get rid of the old farts

  • Reply Hrush Everly March 6, 2020 at 4:29 am

    It's not a big deal.

  • Reply B March 6, 2020 at 4:29 am

    People love to complain. Do you Wendy!

  • Reply Breon Manning March 6, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Wendy wouldn't let us hear nuttin the Dr was saying damn,steady interrupting fn dummy

  • Reply Bruno H March 6, 2020 at 4:39 am

    I don’t like shaking hands neither.
    You never know where their hands have been…😖😷people are too nasty…

  • Reply Sky Guy March 6, 2020 at 4:43 am

    No one is checking for coronavirus news on a show where an old woman baby gossips about everyone.

  • Reply hello! March 6, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Black countries are NOT being affected by this virus~! Only two reports from Egypt and Nigeria; both are white men from Italy; not anyone else is infected. This underlines that Asians, Caucasians, and Orientals; exclusively! HORRIBLE!

  • Reply NBaimf March 6, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Corona is on the loose because it is supposed to be.
    People have been warned for years about the Georgia Guide Stones and new world order.

    Now it is here. Phase one of end game has launched.

  • Reply beryl maley March 6, 2020 at 5:22 am

    I am Currently in china have been indoors for 2 months now some weeks now. Its not easy i most say but please take care of yourselves its not easy

  • Reply Carlos Skolnick March 6, 2020 at 5:46 am


  • Reply SHAWN LITTLE March 6, 2020 at 5:50 am

    I’m sooo fucking mad❗️
    Wendy Williams you didn’t let this woman & you’re becoming sooo damn annoying

  • Reply Alex C. March 6, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Wendy, shut uppppppppp.
    Luckily, we know where to go for the info and this is information we’ve heard over a million times within the past week.

  • Reply Zeus Gonzalez March 6, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Wendy brings guests on to just talk over them like she always has to be in charge. Aunty relax for a few. As a fellow cancer we are excited about everything but u got to let the experts in their chosen field speak the knowledge. Not u.

  • Reply Maria Alanis March 6, 2020 at 6:04 am

    Wendy, please STOP interrupting.

  • Reply Nose Candie March 6, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Wendy REFUSED to let this woman speak 😂

  • Reply georgio jansen March 6, 2020 at 6:16 am

    side affect change people into hetero's

  • Reply Elizaveta Caballero-Perez March 6, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Finally!! Thank you for talking about it!!

  • Reply A H March 6, 2020 at 6:25 am


  • Reply Erica Renee March 6, 2020 at 6:28 am

    She couldn't keep her mouth shut for a second!

  • Reply Filipe Pedro March 6, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Wendy probably thinks the virus started in Africa. The dumbness of it all

  • Reply Ashley Rivera March 6, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Wendy please shut up let her speak

  • Reply MsAchampion March 6, 2020 at 7:54 am

    That shirt is you Wendy!🥰

  • Reply MsAchampion March 6, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I like wendy speaking while the visitors talk because she tries to entertain as well as educate within a short time period. Please and thank you.

  • Reply akram knowles March 6, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Wendy keeps interrupted the conversation, I just want to know more about the convid-19 please respect,because the doctor 👩‍⚕️ know more experts about these issue

  • Reply huajie666 liu March 6, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Wendy is so good. I don't wanna listen blablabla. Say things in the funny way. Indians women better be humorous.

  • Reply Canada Love March 6, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Producers please tell Wendy to stop interrupting 🤦‍♀️

  • Reply olie171 March 6, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Remember when Wendy was yelling at Suzanne a while ago for interrupting a "serious topic" and now she's doing it a lot worse than what Suzanne did. Practice what you preach Wendy.

  • Reply Farrah Abdelghafar March 6, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Wendy not to be rude but I was reallly interested to hear what the doctor had to say . Can you please be more considerate . And try not to interrupt as much … especially this was a serious issue and you kept interrupting and it was very annoying .

  • Reply ShakeyMakeup March 6, 2020 at 10:04 am

    i wendy burping is so disgusting. how rude to her guests

  • Reply Elena Elena March 6, 2020 at 10:52 am

    THE WORST INTERVIEW EVER!! This must have been recorded for quality and training purposes.. of what NOT to do! 😒

  • Reply listen up! March 6, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Ok wendy…let her speak!! Damn…shes giving facts that we need to hear. You being rude….

  • Reply listen up! March 6, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Wow…after I wrote my comment, I looked at other comments to see if I can get more info and EVERY comment says the same thing….. must be true. Wendy, STFU… Your rudeness in this particular interview is overwhelming.

  • Reply BLACKSCOTIAN March 6, 2020 at 11:41 am


  • Reply Chug-A-Lug Doug March 6, 2020 at 11:57 am

    millions of people may die but It’s all about money to these people. Greed is why this happened. They placed wealth over health. It cant be stopped now because they allowed it to escape containment. There is so much more they could do to slow the spread but they won’t. The reason is, it would cost to much money and your life’s aren’t worth it to them.

  • Reply Lebo Lenepa March 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I'm sorry, but who wants a mask that's made in China during this time

  • Reply Deno Gordon March 6, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Another interview where Wendy is speaking over her guest, especially when you have invited your guest to educate the general public. Girl, you're in your 12th seasons and still don't know how to conduct an interview.

  • Reply Anne Lise P March 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    What an annoying host! The doctor could not explain things properly

  • Reply Charles Wesley Evans March 6, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Wendy, be quiet! I can’t even finish this…

  • Reply princesscaprice March 6, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Wendy is always interrupting, smh

  • Reply Jackie Allamossala March 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Wendy UGLY a man

  • Reply Christy D March 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Why is Wendy acting so stupid? This is a serious topic that everyone is confused about. She is the worst interviewer!

  • Reply C G March 6, 2020 at 2:22 pm


  • Reply C G March 6, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Only last week she was so rude to Suzanne for interrupting someone speaking, yet here is Wendy being a hypocrite for 7 minutes straight…

  • Reply Joanzie's Life March 6, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Corona virus is not killed by antibacterial gel people!! 🗣🗣🗣

  • Reply teddturner March 6, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Very well said doc

  • Reply Alana Abner March 6, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    I wish i could get some information but she won’t let this lady talk . I actually want to hear this

  • Reply Mimi Singleton March 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm


  • Reply BlackMecca March 6, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Wendy rambles like she’s manic.

  • Reply Didi Cowan March 6, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    STFU Wendy!

  • Reply Cynthia Yarbro March 6, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Please stop interrupting the doctor! This is serious!

  • Reply Joanna Vlachou March 6, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Bravo Wendy for giving time to that important issue…corona panic has almost reached here in Greece….among others…XXX

  • Reply H̶o̶n̶e̶y̶ ̶B̶ March 6, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I'm starting to lose respect for Wendy lately she became very disrespectful to people after her divorce.

  • Reply NBaimf March 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Corona is on the loose world wide because it is supposed to be.
    Humanity is under attack.
    You will beg for the powerstructure to take action, and that is exactly what they want.

  • Reply desmona07 March 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Why doesn’t Wendy’s wigs look like this in real life?

  • Reply Judith Bisson March 6, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    The Dr looks stunning in that teal dress

  • Reply The Bolger - Harrington’s March 6, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Was I hearing things or did Wendy burp @6.00 loudly?!? 👀

  • Reply B 3908 March 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Bro not everything is about you Wendy. Let your guests have there moment smh…

  • Reply Sandra Lin March 6, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Wendy could have let that woman talk. She wasn't talking about useless celebrity gossip. This was vital information.

  • Reply Danyiel Says March 6, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Interrupting,talking about gold bond and burping 😔Wendy is a mess and rude 😣😌

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