"The View" co-host Meghan McCain says she "deeply" respects Joy Behar's decision to step away from the show for now, as concerns about the coronavirus continue to shutter major TV studios around the nation.
Behar, 77, is departing out of an abundance of concern out of her age, which puts her in the at-risk group for having serious illness due to the novel coronavirus. Behar says her daughter urged her to make the call.
"I'm in a higher risk group because of my age, but I'm perfectly healthy. I don't look my age, but I'm actually up there. The number makes me dizzy," she said on Friday.