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Hilary Duff got Delta variant of COVID-19, glad for vaccination amid milder symptoms

/ 04:46 PM August 22, 2021
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Hilary Duff has tested positive for the Delta variant of COVID-19, but she is grateful to have received her vaccine before contracting the disease.

“That Delta [variant]… she’s a little b*tch,” the actress said while showing a photo of herself in bed through her Instagram Story last Friday, Aug. 20. Some of her symptoms include headache, loss of taste and smell, sinus pressure and “brain fog.”

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“Happy to be vaxxed,” Duff added. She has not provided further details about her condition, as of this writing.

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The actress announced she tested positive for the coronavirus days after she started filming for the upcoming “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off series “How I Met Your Father.”

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She showed a behind-the-scenes photo on the show’s set through her Instagram page last Wednesday, Aug. 18. She was with her co-stars Francia Raisa, Chris Lowell, Suraj Sharma, Tien Tran, Tom Ainsley and Brandon Micheal Hall.

“Who’s ready for us? We may or may not have been sitting in front of a certain someone’s apartment,” Duff teased fans.

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The actress’ diagnosis is known as a “breakthrough infection,” a rare instance where vaccinated individuals get sick with a less severe case of COVID-19.

According to Food and Drug Administration director-general Eric Domingo, only 0.0013% of the 9.1 million fully vaccinated individuals make up breakthrough infections in the Philippines.

While it’s possible for breakthrough infections to occur, health experts remind the public that getting COVID-19 jabs can prevent severe cases and deaths among the vaccinated. JB

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