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Peter Helliar praises the vaccine as he tests positive for Covid-19

The Project’s Peter Helliar confirms that he’s tested positive for Covid as he praises science and says his symptoms were like a ‘mild cold’ thanks to being fully vaccinated


Peter Helliar is the latest celebrity to test positive for Covid-19.

The Project host made the announcement on Instagram on Friday, but praised science and credited the vaccine for his ‘mild’ symptoms.

Posing for a smiling selfie, the 46-year-old wrote: ‘So I was sick of friends saying they didn’t know anyone with Covid. So I went and got Covid (not deliberately of course).’

Peter Helliar has tested positive for Covid-19. The Project host made the announcement on Instagram on Friday, but praised science and credited the vaccine for his ‘mild’ symptoms

He continued: ‘I am nearing the end of my quarantine and I feel absolutely fine. The worse it got was a mild cold.’

The comedian then praised the vaccine and said it was due to his fully vaccinated status that he was able to avoid more serious symptoms. 

‘Not because the virus didn’t have bad intentions but because science is brilliant and being fully immunised meant I had a whole bunch of vaxxy goodness protecting me. My family are safe and I am grateful,’ he wrote.

‘I’ll be back to work next week for an extremely viral Wednesday!’ 

Mild: 'I am nearing the end of my quarantine and I feel absolutely fine. The worse it got was a mild cold'

Mild: ‘I am nearing the end of my quarantine and I feel absolutely fine. The worse it got was a mild cold’

Peter didn’t stop there, professing that he has a ‘crush on science’ and than profusely thanking Australia’s health care workers.

‘Thank you Science. I think I got a crush on you,’ he gushed.

‘Also to all the health workers and services. Luckily I didn’t need to go to hospital but everyone I spoke to on the phone were completely compassionate, professional, caring & incredibly patient.  

‘The system is undoubtedly under a great deal of stress but they are doing a wonderful job.’

Peter and his Project co-host Carrie Bickmore got their first jab of the vaccine back in June. 

Jabbed: Peter and his Project co-host Carrie Bickmore (pictured together) got their first jab of the vaccine back in June

Jabbed: Peter and his Project co-host Carrie Bickmore (pictured together) got their first jab of the vaccine back in June

The father-of-three is not only a vaccine advocate, but has come out against bodily autonomy to support vaccine mandates.

In August, he debated with his Project co-host Waleed Aly about whether companies should be allowed to mandate the jab.

Waleed said he’s ‘not comfortable’ with the idea that employers should be the ones to decide, insisting it is the responsibility of government.

But comedian Peter disagreed, saying hospitality bosses should have the right to make workers get the vaccine.

Health: The father-of-three is not only a vaccine advocate, but has come out against bodily autonomy to support vaccine mandates

Health: The father-of-three is not only a vaccine advocate, but has come out against bodily autonomy to support vaccine mandates

‘It should be government, but there should be some sectors that I think need to be vaccinated,’ he said.

‘Hospitality is one. If I owned a café, I’d want all my staff vaccinated because they have been through a bit.’

Carrie Bickmore said mandating vaccines for some workers and threatening their livelihood may be what’s needed to encourage Australians to get the jab.

‘Perhaps when it comes to employment and you realise it’s going to effect your job, that might be a different motivation the same way it is motivating people that are in lockdown and want to get out of lockdown,’ she said.

She's on board! Carrie Bickmore said mandating vaccines for some workers and threatening their livelihood may be what's needed to encourage Australians to get the jab

She’s on board! Carrie Bickmore said mandating vaccines for some workers and threatening their livelihood may be what’s needed to encourage Australians to get the jab

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