FORMER E! News host Catt Sadler has warned the "pandemic is not over" after revealing she has the "relentless" Delta Covid strain despite being fully vaccinated.
Sadler claimed she contracted Covid while caring for someone with the virus who was not vaccinated.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the 46-year-old claimed that she wore a mask while she cared for this person despite believing they only had the flu.
The TV star said she "presumed she would be fine" because of the mask and vaccine but has since been stuck in bed with "two days of fever."
"I’m one of many breakthrough cases that we are seeing more of each and every day," she cautioned.
"They said 'you shouldn’t have severe symptoms at least' – well, mine are not mild.
"Two days of a fever now. Head throbbing. Extreme congestion. Even some weird puss coming out of my eye. Serious fatigue; no energy to even leave the bed."
It is unclear when Sadler tested positive for Covid.
She urged vaccinated Americans to not "let your guard down," adding that she "highly recommend taking the extra precaution of wearing a mask."
"I’m no MD but I’m here to remind you that the vaccine isn’t full proof," Sadler added.
'YOU DON'T WANT TO FEEL LIKE THIS'
She also pushed unvaccinated Americans to get a shot.
"If you are not vaccinated and not wearing a mask, I assure you you don’t want to feel like this, and not only are you bound to get sick eventually you’ll be spreading it to others (as in my case – I got this from someone who wasn’t vaccinated)" she wrote.
"I’m telling you this so that you understand that the pandemic is very much NOT over.
"Delta is relentless and highly contagious and grabbed ahold of me even after getting vaccinated."
It comes only two weeks after Sadler hosted a Q&A on her Instagram account with Dr Anthony Fauci in which they discussed the Delta variant and vaccines.
Fauci had told her during the interview of the vaccines' success against the Delta variant as he commended her for advocating for Americans getting their jab.
He added that the Delta variant was a "screaming argument" for people to get the vaccine as he warned of the increased risks.
They had also discussed mask-wearing with Fauci stating that he wears a mask indoors when asked to, even though he is fully vaccinated.
He added that he will wear a mask indoors when he believes himself to be around a lot of people who are not vaccinated.
Fauci and Sadler spoke as part of the White House's latest push to vaccinate the nation.
Yet the push has been slammed by conservatives who claim it is trying to force people to take the shot.
The Centers for Disease Control has said that it is rare for people to get Covid while they are fully vaccinated but that it is possible and can be "expected."
It added that these "breakthrough" cases are generally asymptomatic, unlike Sadler's case.
“COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control,” the CDC states.
“However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people. There will be a small percentage of fully vaccinated people who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19.”
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