Comedian Bill Maher has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated.
The political humorist said he “feels fine” but decided to halt the taping of his talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday, according to Variety.
No other staff or crew members on the program have tested positive, the outlet reports.
The news comes hours after New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres became the latest member of the baseball organization to test positive for the virus, despite also being inoculated.
Eight Yankees employees are now among the thousands of Americans who have been diagnosed with “breakthrough positives cases”
“COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness,” the CDC’s website reads.
Bill Maher said he “feels fine” after the positive test result. Getty Images/iStockphoto
“There will be a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19.”