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It’s Been One Year Since Chris Cuomo Told Us ‘We’re All in This Together’

CNN’s Chris Cuomo at a Democratic town hall in Los Angeles, Calif., October 10, 2019. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Typically, when a politically connected millionaire television host tells viewers “we’re all in this together,” it’s rightly seen as transparent “every man” pandering. But, one year ago, when the COVID pandemic began in earnest, most people suspended their cynicism for a few weeks. After all, we were facing a global pandemic that didn’t respect racial, class or any other societal divides. It felt for a few moments like we might actually be in it together.

So, when Chris Cuomo appeared on television on March 31 to announce his positive COVID diagnosis, CNN leveraged the spectacle, instructing Cuomo to describe his symptoms

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