Health & Fit 'Vaxxed' Hilary Duff Tests Positive for a Breakthrough Case of COVID-19
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Duff and Koma celebrated their one-year anniversary in December 2020.In the snap that was taken when their 5-month-old daughter Mae was a newborn, Duff wears the expression of parent in need of some uninterrupted sleep.
is battling a breakthrough COVID-19 infection.
The 33-year-old actress recently revealed her diagnosis, writing, "That delta...she's a little b—h."
Duff, who is "happy to be vaxxed" against COVID-19, said her symptoms included a "bad headache," as well as sinus pressure, brain fog, and loss of taste and smell. The news comes just days after DuffHow I Met Your Father, a sequel series to the TV sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. (Related: )
Though rare,can occur when someone who is fully vaccinated (and has been for at least two weeks) contracts the virus, according to the . Fully vaccinated folks who do endure a breakthrough infection are less likely to develop serious illness, however, compared to those against COVID-19, according to .
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Breakthrough cases represent a tiny fraction of vaccinated people, and many don't result in symptoms. But for those who do get sick, it can be unpleasant.As of Tuesday, NBC News recorded at least 248,943 breakthrough cases in 42 states (several states didn't share their data) out of 166 million fully vaccinated people. And an even smaller portion of breakthrough cases result in hospitalizations and death: 7,608 and 1,587 respectively as of Aug. 9, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why the sudden rise in breakthrough COVID-19 infections? Well,continues to pose a problem, as the strain counts for 86 percent of new cases, according to . Though about the Delta variant is ongoing, it seems that those infected with this particular strain carry large viral loads (or the amount of virus in their blood), which means they can shred and spread the virus more rapidly. (Related: )
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In addition to being extremely contagious, the Delta variant also has more severe symptoms than other strains. Doctors have seen an increased likelihood of hearing loss, abdominal pain, and nausea in infected patients. Bhakti, Hansoti, M.D., an associate professor of emergency medicine and international health at John Hopkins University and Bloomberg School of Public Health, also toldin June that patients infected with the Delta variant are more likely to require hospitalization and oxygen treatments.
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"If you are vaccinated, the Delta symptoms we are seeing now are much more commonly identified with the common cold,” said Doctor Chan.
The COVID-19 vaccine remains the best bet in protecting oneself and others from infection. And, on Monday, the Food and Drug Administrationof the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the first coronavirus vaccine to get a green light of that magnitude by the organization. (Related: )
As for Duff, she isn't the only star who has combated a breakthrough COVID-19 case., , and are among those who have reported breakthrough infections despite being fully vaccinated against the virus. shared Wednesday, Hart said she believes her children were exposed to the virus at school, where masks aren't required. Due to the rapid proliferation of the Delta variant, the .
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"I am vaccinated and I got COVID, and it's bad," lamented Hart. "It's weighing on my chest. It's hard to breathe. One of my kids, I think, has it so far. I'm praying that the other ones are okay. I think as a country we got a little lazy and I'm really mad that my kids didn't have to wear a mask at school. I'm pretty sure where this came from."
She continued Thursday, "I'm just scared and sad, and disappointed in myself and some of our leaders. I just wish I'd done better, so I'm asking you guys to do better. Protect your families. Protect your kids."
Hart offered a positive update Sunday, telling her followers she's doing "so much better." "It's been a rough week, but feeling better," said Hart . "Stay safe, everybody."
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