Anna Wintour says doctor son treating coronavirus patients is ‘quite ill’

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Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has revealed that her physician son, who works at a Manhattan hospital on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, is quite ill and under quarantine.

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

The famously stoic 70-year-old added about Dr. Charles Shaffer: “I am so proud of him, and so grateful to all the health workers, first responders, nurses and doctors who are working to stop the spread of the virus and save lives.”

Shaffer, 35, is a chief resident at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, according to WCBS.

Wintour also spoke about “A Common Thread,” a “storytelling initiative” launched by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America that seeks to help US fashion designers suffering financially amid the pandemic.

Anna Wintour wears a face mask.
Anna Wintour wears a face mask.Instagram

“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,” she said.

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“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,” Wintour added.

Filed under 4/8/20