Teddi Mellencamp tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated
‘Edwin regretted not getting the shot’: Vaccinated Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp details ‘VERY different’ experience with COVID’ to her husband’s after both tested positive
- Mellencamp got the virus from husband Edwin Arroyave who was not vaccinated
- RHOBH star, 40, said she was sick for six days despite being vaccinated
- Her husband, 44, was unwell for 15 days with more severe symptoms
- Mellencamp said her husband ‘regretted’ not getting the shot, explaining that the couple were forced to quarantine away from one another and their kids
- The Bravo star revealed on Instagram that this is the second time she has tested positive for COVID, having kept the first case under wraps
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Teddi Mellencamp has revealed her husband Edwin’s deep regret over failing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, after the couple both tested positive for the virus – despite the Bravo star getting the shot.
Mellencamp, 40, opened up about her experience with COVID-19 on Monday, explaining that she got the virus from her husband Edwin Arroyave, 44, who was not vaccinated.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 40, said she was sick for six days while Edwin, 44, was sick for about 15 days with more severe symptoms.
The latest: She tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. Teddi Mellencamp revealed that she got the virus from her husband Edwin Arroyave, who was not vaccinated
Teddi revealed the news on Monday’s episode of her podcast, Teddi Tea Pod.
‘A while back I had COVID and I didn’t really talk about it because I was just really focused on making sure that I was healthy and my family was healthy,’ she said.
‘I was vaccinated and my husband was not, which he has since realized what big mistake that was,’ Teddi added.
‘At first, he tested positive so he was quarantined. Then I had a feeling so I just quarantined myself as well into another room until I ended up testing positive.’
Speaking out: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 40, said she was sick for six days while Edwin, 44, was sick for about 15 days with more severe symptoms; seen on November 14, 2019
HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO GET COVID-19 AFTER BEING FULLY VACCINATED?
So-called ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases occur when people contract the disease 14 days or more after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson one-shot jab.
Clinical trials have shown that Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine is 95% effective in preventing symptomatic disease and the Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective.
Meanwhile, real-world data showed the Pfizer jab is 91% effective against all disease for at least six months and the Moderna vaccine is 90% effective.
This means that fully vaccinated people are between 90% and 95% less likely to develop COVID-19 than unvaccinated people.
In addition, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine trials showed 72% efficacy in the U.S., meaning those who got the one-shot jab are 72% less likely to contract the disease.
When comparing fully vaccinated people who did and did not get sick, the risk is even lower.
The most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that 10,262 of at least 133 million Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 later contracted the disease.
This translates to 0.00716% of people who have completed their vaccine series have gone on to test positive.
It also represents the true odds of getting COVID-19 after full vaccination: less than 0.01%.
What’s more, fully vaccinated people who test positive have mild illnesses, and are very unlikely to be hospitalized or die.
The CDC states that 99.5% of all deaths occur in unvaccinated people.
That means, if the figure applies to the 3,165 Americans who’ve died in July 2021 so far – as of July 13 – about 3,150 deaths would be among unvaccinated people and 15 deaths among fully vaccinated people.
The star continued that since they ‘both had COVID’ they ‘had to quarantine from our family, and actually from each other.’
Since she was vaccinated and her husband was not, the duo experienced very different symptoms.
‘I got through it quicker,’ she said, adding that it was about six days of symptoms for her.
Meanwhile Edwin was sick for about 15 days and dealt with more severe symptoms.
‘Edwin, he was super weak, and it was so many different things and it really was a great reminder how important it is, you know, to get vaccinated.’
Teddi and Edwin are parents to three children together: Slate, eight, Cruz, six, and Dove, one.
Her experience: Since she was vaccinated and her husband was not, the duo experienced very different symptoms; seen on February 24, 2019 in LA
She explained that it was ‘extremely difficult’ to not be around her kids when in quarantine but that she was ‘worried of giving it to them, especially because Slate has an autoimmune disease.
Teddi said she still has vertigo, which is a symptom of the disease: ‘I would feel like I was laying on a water bed and then when I’d get up I’d feel dizzy. And it kind of lingered with me, even post-COVID, and it had been continuing to happen.’
Last week, the star shared a snap of herself after she fell and fainted during an episode of vertigo, revealing that she cut her lip and got a black eye.
She had said that after that ‘scary’ incident, she ‘felt really foggy and just not like myself every since,’ adding that she will ‘be diligent about wanting to understand why it happened.’
Candid: Last week, the star shared a snap of herself after she fell and fainted during an episode of vertigo, revealing that she cut her lip and got a black eye
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