Hilary Duff is ‘happy to be vaxxed’ after catching breakthrough delta-variant Covid

Hilary Duff stops for a healthy salad lunch and iced coffee at Alfred

My mom’s assisted living facility is in lockdown because of one breakthrough case of the delta-variant coronavirus in a vaccinated resident. So, we’re back at this yet again. Schools have started up, only to be shut down indefinitely because of outbreaks of Covid. The delta variant is raging through unvaccinated populations here in America and abroad. The best defense has always been to simply get vaccinated and continue to take precautions, like mask-wearing and social distancing as much as possible. Of course vaccinated people can still get Covid, and I imagine we’ll be hearing more stories about those cases in the weeks and months to come. Both Hilary Duff and Melissa Joan Hart are dealing with breakthrough cases:

Hilary Duff has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The How I Met Your Father star, 33, shared the news Friday that she’d contracted a breakthrough case of the virus just days after production began for the upcoming How I Met Your Mother sequel series.

“That delta…she’s a little bitch,” Duff wrote on her Instagram Story, adding that she had a “bad headache” and had lost her sense of taste and smell. She also said she felt sinus pressure and “brain fog.”

“Happy to be vaxxed,” the actress concluded, adding a peace sign emoji.

Breakthrough cases — COVID-19 infections that occur in people who have been fully vaccinated against the virus — are rare, but possible and expected, as the vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing infections. Still, vaccinated people who test positive will likely be asymptomatic or experience a far milder illness than if they were not vaccinated. The majority of deaths from COVID-19 — around 98 to 99% — are in unvaccinated people.

Duff isn’t the first celebrity to share that they had contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19. On Thursday, Melissa Joan Hart revealed that she also had coronavirus after being fully vaccinated. “I am vaccinated and I got COVID, and it’s bad,” she said told fans. “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.”

The actress — who shares sons Tucker McFadden, 8, Braydon Hart, 13, and Mason Walter, 15, with husband Mark Wilkerson — went on to explain that she and her family had taken precautions throughout the pandemic, but “got a little lazy” as restrictions were lifted.

“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 said. “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. It’s not over yet,” Hart added of the ongoing pandemic. “I hoped it was, but it’s not, so stay vigilant and stay safe.”

[From People]

I bet Duff caught the virus on-set, don’t you? Even People Mag seems to be insinuating that by mentioning that she tested positive just days after the production started. This is why all of the networks and studios need to mandate vaccinations. All of the Hollywood unions need to mandate it for their members too. Obviously, it will not stop people from catching coronavirus but it will give people the protection to survive it and make cases much more manageable. Get vaxxed!!

The Annual Parsons 2021 Benefit

This set photo!! Yikes. This happened just a day before Duff tested positive.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Duff’s IG.

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  1. Leslie says:

    I caught the delta variant. I was so glad I’m vaccinated. I went back to self quarantine and continued mask wearing. I’m in Dallas, where my governor is actively trying to kill us. I won’t be around unvaccinated people and still limiting where I go. This feels never ending.

  2. Alexandria says:

    This Delta variant is no joke, the number of deaths in my country increased within a short period. We have less than 100 deaths but still. I’m glad the bulk of my family and relatives are vaccinated and we are prepared to get booster shots.

  3. Haylie says:

    I had to get tested this weekend after a co-worker tested positive with a breakthrough Covid case. Delta is real.

  4. ML says:

    Delta is not fun, I’m glad she’s vaxxed and will be okay. The vax possibly protected her from hospitalization and worse…
    I realize I: 1. Might have totally different views on booster shots and 2. Down the line my country may wind up probiding them as well since I’m in the EU.
    A few of my friends are from non Western countries and their loved ones either have not been able to be vaxxed or only have been able to get 1 shot so far. The pharma companies have not improved access for much of the world and yet they’ve made it incredibly easy for the rich, privileged, and well-protected to get boosters. I do understand boosters for the insanely vulnerable, but most people do not need them as the vaccines are still doing their job.

  5. Lena says:

    I hear more and more of vaccinated people getting Delta. It’s very discouraging. I had only a few months of feeling ‘free again’ after my second shot in February. And in my dumb county in central Texas everybody has stopped wearing masks. I blame our idiot governor.

    • ElleV says:

      it is discouraging! two interesting points of context i heard lately in addition to delta being more transmissable:
      – it makes sense that more vaccinated people are getting covid now that far more people are vaccinated – both because there are fewer unvaccinated people and because more unvaccinated people are benefiting from the protection of past infection/being around more vaccinated people
      – most people were still wearing masks and physicial distancing when the vaccines were tested and originally rolled out – this summer has been more of a free for all so that may be contributing, too

    • lucy2 says:

      I know, it was a brief moment of feeling somewhat normal again. My state lifted restrictions at the end of May.

  6. Nancy says:

    My BFF is still dealing with residual symptoms of a breakthrough delta variant case of Covid that she got from a family member who was unvaccinated. I understand what she’s saying about getting lazy. I know I was lax over the summer and just darn fortunate I don’t live in a state where delta is running rampant. Now that school is starting & I will be returning to work I’ve returned to mask wearing & social distancing. My school will be wearing masks again this year and I’m more than ok with that.

  7. pottymouth pup says:

    COVID pretty much shut down the town of Iraan, TX but heaven forbid Greg Abbot that the TX GOP think about the damage they’ve done and continue to do

  8. ElleV says:

    i’m worried for hilary because of the data coming out linking loss of smell and long-term cognitive symptoms/damage post covid. it’s spooky because it doesn’t matter if your case is mild or severe and everything she’s describing fits the profile.

    one reason why i’m still masking and physical distancing even tho I’m double vaxxed – it’s great that vaccines keep you out of hospital but it sucks there is waning protection against infection period when even a mild case can leave you stuck with fatigue, brain fog, memory and concentration issues for months (and who knows how much longer)

    • Twin falls says:

      My ex’s sense of smell has been gone since last summer. Long haul Covid symptoms scare me as much as ventilators. It feels inevitable and like Russian roulette as to if you get a mild version that doesn’t leave lasting symptoms or not. This whole thing is a nightmare. I will never understand Covid deniers/the vaccine hesitant.

  9. Chaine says:

    I feel as if we are all going to get Covid at this point. Just in the last couple weeks so many vaxxed people I know have had breakthrough infections. Hospitals are at capacity here in much of the south so it is also scary for everyone else that might get ill or in an accident and need emergency care.

  10. C-No says:

    I have a breakthrough case right now. I’m on day 12 of active symptoms. Started with congestion, bad headache, body aches, sore throat, exhaustion. I’m down to mild congestion, a very dramatic cough, tired but not exhausted, and my sense of smell is coming back. I was pretty brain-foggy before, so hard to tell how much of that is covid-related. This thing thoroughly kicked my vaccinated ass. I’d probably be in the ICU if I was unvaccinated.

    I have no idea where I got it. I took a train trip, went to a party and took a train back. Could have been anywhere in there.