Welsh singer Marina Diamandis fell ill with COVID-19 last week – although she was completely vaccinated, she wrote on Twitter Monday.
Diamandis, who previously went by the stage name of the group Marina and Diamonds and is now known as Marina, said five of her friends, who had also received the two shots, also contracted the disease.
The 35-year-old told his followers to “be careful outside,” that the coronavirus is still in circulation and that vaccines – while drastically reducing the risk of serious disease – do not eliminate the risk of infection.
“The main job of this vaccine is to prevent serious illness or death – and I’m so happy (and grateful) that I have it, otherwise I wouldn’t feel well on the sixth day,” she wrote.
“However, it doesn’t make the‘ sweet ’version of Covid less unpleasant,” he continued. “It’s a joke! I definitely had a false sense of security at home and so I wanted to give you all a head start.”
Diamandis told vaccine followers if he just proposed to prevent an “even worse” attack of COVID-19.
—Marina (@MarinaDiamandis) July 19, 2021
COVID-19 symptoms among vaccines tend to be mild
She said sneezing and sore throat were first common symptoms among her friends. “Don’t assume it’s a cold because you’re vaccinated,” he wrote.
The vaccine reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19. It is also protects against serious illness and death from COVID-19, including the Delta variant. And vaccinated people are too less likely to spread the virus to others, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S.’s first expert on COVID-19, said at a White House briefing last week.