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Bill Maher tested positive for covid-19 after getting vaccinated


(CNN) – Bill Maher, host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, tested positive for coronavirus, announced the show Thursday night on Twitter.

“Bill tested positive during weekly PCR testing of staff for COVID,” the show announced. “He is fully vaccinated and as a result he is asymptomatic and feels fine.”

Bill Maher file photo taken in Beverly Hills, California, in January 2017 (Credit: Michael Kovac / Getty Images for J / P Haitian Relief Organization)

Due to the Bill Maher outcome, a recording of the show scheduled for Friday was canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date, the show reported.

“Real Time production has taken all precautions by following the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines on covid-19,” the program said. “No other staff or team member has tested positive at this time.”

CNN reached out to HBO for comment. HBO is owned by WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company.

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The CDC explains in its guidelines that “some people who are fully vaccinated against covid-19 may get sick because the vaccines are not 100% effective.” In case of contracting the virus, the vaccine can help you not get seriously ill, according to the institution.

In fact, a study published in late April shows that the Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were found to be 94% effective against COVID-19 hospitalization among fully vaccinated adults over 65.

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