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VIDEO: Anna Wintour's son tests positive for coronavirus


Anna Wintour attends the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. File

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The Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the chair of the Met Gala has revealed her son Charles Shaffer is “quite ill” after he tested positive for coronavirus.

The editor-in-chief shared the update about her son’s health in an Instagram video, where she explained that he is currently quarantining at home.

“My son is a doctor,” Wintour said. “He is currently quite ill and self-quarantining at home. But, when he is able, he will return to the ICU at his hospital.

“I am so proud of him and so grateful to all the health workers, first responders, nurses and doctors who are fighting to reduce the spread of the virus and to save lives.”


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Shaffer, 35, is a chief resident at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. As of Tuesday, nearly 77,000 people in New York City have tested positive for the virus.

During the video, Wintour also discussed “A Common Thread,” a “storytelling initiative” launched by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) that aims to help American fashion designers suffering financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I have been speaking to so many American designers and others in the community who fear that their businesses and their livelihoods may not survive what we’re all going through,” the magazine editor said. “The fund that we have created is intended to help them and the talented people they work with - the pattern makers, the cutters, the tailors, the embroiderers and so many more.”

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