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Dr. Jennifer Ashton returns to GMA following battle with COVID

The chief medical correspondent revealed her diagnosis on the air

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Ahad Sanwari
Ahad SanwariOnline News WriterNew York
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Good Morning America fans awoke to good news as they discovered that Dr. Jennifer Ashton was back to working in the studio.

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The beloved medical correspondent revealed on her Instagram Stories that she was coming back to the studio by writing: "See you this morning at 810AM on Good Morning America and later on @abcgma3 #IMBAAAAAAACK."

She then appeared for her regular health segment on the show opposite Linsey Davis, where she mentioned her own diagnosis while talking about super-immunity.

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Revealing that because of her vaccination status and recent recovery, it was safe to assume she had super-immunity, she talked about how it wouldn't change the way she would continue to take precautions.

"Psychologically, emotionally, I feel better with that knowledge," she said. "But remember, it's not a one-size fits all," as she discussed people with compromised immune systems and other ailments.

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The news of Jennifer's unfortunate diagnosis was revealed live by her co-stars Amy Robach and TJ Holmes on her behalf.

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The GMA medical correspondent revealed she was returning to the studio

She later shared the news on her own social media by sharing the clip of Amy and TJ breaking the hard news on the air.

After not appearing for the day's instalment, Amy explained: "Dr. Jen has some personal news that she has asked us to share with all of you. She has tested positive for COVID-19."

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TJ clarified, however, that she was doing fine, adding: "She did get some mild symptoms, but she's just resting and she is fine, we just wanted to share that."

Along with the snippet, Jennifer wrote: "Thank you @abcgma3 @ajrobach @officialtjholmes for the get well wishes… I have Covid19: feeling MUCH better today, after 1-2 days of feeling like I had a really bad cold.

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Amy and TJ revealed why their co-star was absent from GMA

"The worst part is missing work, not seeing my patients, and concern about the people who were inadvertently exposed. (And, of course, I am vaccinated and boosted.)"

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