Tony Shalhoub has opened up about a “rough few weeks” after he and his wife, Brooke Adams, tested positive for COVID-19.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actor revealed the news on the new Peacock web series, The At-Home Variety Show, and compared his real-life experience to playing germaphobe detective Adrian Monk, who lives with obsessive-compulsive disorder on the TV series Monk.
“I hope you are all being careful and following the protocol. We really are all Monk now,” he said. “Last month, my wife Brooke and I came down with the virus, and it was a pretty rough few weeks. But we realise that so many other people have and had it a lot worse.”
Now recovered, Shalhoub remains hunkered down in New York City, he said. He participates in city’s nightly ritual of cheering for the frontline workers.
“Time to go out and show our appreciation to all our heroes — the health care workers, the first responders. Let’s go. Stay safe and stay sane,” he said.
The show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, is aiming to bring awareness and raise money to support essential workers and communities most in need.
Coronavirus: What you need to know. How is coronavirus transmitted?
The human coronavirus is only spread from someone infected with COVID-19 to another. This occurs through close contact with an infected person through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or sneezing, or by contact with contaminated hands or surfaces.
What is the difference between COVID-19 and the flu?
The symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu are very similar, as they both can cause fever and respiratory issues.
Both infections are also transmitted the same way, via coughing or sneezing, or by contact with hands, surfaces or objects contaminated with the virus.
The speed of transmission and the severity of the infection are the key differences between COVID-19 and the flu.
The time from infection to the appearance of symptoms is typically shorter with the flu. However, there are higher proportions of severe and critical COVID-19 infections.