Television host and interior designer Genevieve Gorder has recently revealed that she has been battling COVID despite being fully vaccinated.
On Friday afternoon, the 47-year-old took to Instagram to reveal that she is sick with the COVID illness alongside a photograph of herself in bed.
She wrote, “Covid day 5. As a kid with asthma, an adult with autoimmune, covid was not something I took lightly. In fact, we were more careful than anyone I knew.”
Gorder said she was fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer back in March and wrote, “Delta is a b*#*h! I can’t begin to imagine what this would feel like unvaccinated and for that I’m grateful.”
The Trading Spaces alum then urged her thousands of followers to get vaccinated to protect themselves as well as others from the deadly virus.
“To all of you who are not vaccinating…please, I’m begging you to go get vaccinated today, this would be unbearable without it. Mask up everyone,” she concluded. “See you in a few weeks.”
Gorder’s fans sent well wishes for her road to recovery in the comment section, with one user wrote, “Oh no! Feel better. Sending double vaxxed and masked hugs.”
Meanwhile, other fans told Gorder that they are in the same boat as her.
One fan wrote, “Feel better soon. I’m positive too,” while one other commented, “My best to you. Stay hydrated, one day at a time, and when you have energy, cherish it. You’ll bounce back slowly but surely from a COVID survivor.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said more than 49% (163.8 million) of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Friday, while over 57% (189.9 million) have received at least one dose.
The new Delta variant, along with many people’s vaccine hesitancy, has made things difficult, complicating the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.
The CDC said the high contagious Delta variant, which was first identified in India, could spread via vaccinated individuals.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky also said the Delta strain is spreading among vaccinated. She told CNN, “I think people need to understand that we’re not crying wolf here. This is serious.”