Kate Garraway would ‘never judge’ people for wanting some normality during coronavirus, according to Loose Women’s Jane Moore, despite her husband Derek Draper fighting for his life after being struck with a particularly savage case of coronavirus.
Derek has been in a coma for 10 weeks after being admitted to intensive care back in March. He’s now coronavirus-free but the bug caused substantial damage to the rest of his body, and he may never recover.
Loose Women panellist Jane met with Kate in the Good Morning Britain presenter’s garden and praised the star for her ‘incredible strength’.
Jane told her co-star’s Andrea McLean, Kelle Bryan and Denise Welch during today’s programme, she asked Kate how she felt when driving past parks packed with people.
According to Jane, Kate said: ‘I will never judge anybody for wanting to lead a normal life, but all I will say we don’t know where this virus is going to go.
‘Derek had no underlying health issues, you don’t know where this virus is going to go in your body and what it’s going to do to you.’
During an appearance on Good Morning Britain last Friday, Kate revealed Derek’s experience of Covid-19 is incredibly rare, with just five people in the UK thought to be suffering similar damage.
In turn, medics have no idea how long Derek will remain in a coma for or if he will ever come out of it.
‘He’s very, very sick,’ she told hosts Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh. ‘And as time goes on… It’s a virus, it’s like a computer virus, I think.
‘The doctors manage one bit extraordinarily well and there seems to be a flicker of hope, and then other things emerge and they’re fighting that. It’s affected him from the top of his head to the tip of his toes.
‘He’s now Covid-free so he’s testing negative for the Covid virus.
‘The fight with the virus has been won and he’s still here. But it’s wreaked extraordinary damage on his body and we don’t know if he can recover from that.’
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30am on ITV.
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