The former “Saturday Night Live” star announced on “The Tonight Show” earlier this year that she had been vaccinated.
Chris Rock revealed that he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus in a message on Twitter urging his followers to get vaccinated.
The 56-year-old comedian took to Twitter on Sunday to share a bare-bones message with his more than 5 million followers, announcing that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been diagnosed with the potentially life-threatening illness. encouraged to vaccinate against
“Hey guys, I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want it. Get vaccinated,” Rock wrote.
The star didn’t elaborate on how he’s feeling, but judging by the dire warnings he’s issued to his followers, it looks like he’s experiencing at least some sort of discomfort or illness.
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The Rock’s coronavirus diagnosis comes after a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member revealed on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” months ago that he was fully vaccinated, thus preventing the spread of COVID-19 across the country. Made one of many successful cases of -19. People who have been vaccinated.
“I’m Two Shot Rock, That’s What They Call Me” he joked Before noting that he had actually received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one shot.
“It’s the food stamp of vaccines,” he joked.
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The CDC reported in June that it had tracked nearly 4,115 patients into COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases who were hospitalized or died. Of those cases, 26% of hospitalizations were reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19, and 19% of 750 fatalities were reported to be asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19.
In studies, two-dose COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna were about 95% effective in preventing the disease, while the one-shot Johnson & Johnson shot was 72% effective, although direct comparison are difficult. So while vaccines are great at protecting us from viruses, it is still possible to become infected with mild or no symptoms, or to become very ill.
If you do get sick despite being vaccinated, experts say the shots help reduce the severity of the illness — the main reason for vaccination.
The Rock joins other celebrities who have publicly announced a coronavirus diagnosis, such as Melissa Joan Hart and Wendy Williams.