Andrew Marr got both Covid vaccines this spring (Picture: BBC)
Andrew Marr has revealed he tested positive for coronavirus after being double vaccinated.
The BBC News presenter told viewers on Sunday that he believes he caught Covid-19 while attending the G7 summit in Cornwall earlier this month.
‘I had a bit of Covid last week, despite being double-jabbed, and very nasty it was too,’ he said, adding that his symptoms were similar to a ‘summer cold’.
Speaking to Professor Sir Peter Horby, Andrew said: ‘I hope it’s not self-indulgent to ask you about me, because I got coronavirus last week.
‘I’d been double-jabbed earlier in the spring and felt, if not king of the world, at least almost entirely immune. And yet I got it. Was I just unlucky?’
Sir Peter, who is chairman of the virus advisory group Nervtag, said: ‘I think you were.
‘What we know with the vaccines is that they are actually remarkably effective at preventing hospitalisations and deaths. They are less effective at preventing infection.
‘So, although you were sick, you weren’t hospitalised and there wasn’t any fatality, and that is probably because of the vaccination.’
The presenter replied: ‘I’m pretty clear that by being vaccinated I did not end up in hospital and that is a great thing.
‘But we use slightly glibly occasionally this phrase ”mild and moderate infections”. For me it was really, really quite unpleasant.’
Andrew, 61, filmed the latest episode of The Andrew Marr Show on June 13 when he was in Cornwall for the G7 summit. He shot the programme from the Tate St Ives gallery rather than the closed off area at Carbis Bay.
He missed last week’s episode and was replaced by Today presenter Nick Robinson.
Credit: Original article published here.