far right Republican Laura Loomer has said she is in “a lot of pain” from COVID-19, just months after saying she hopes she gets it.
In December, the anti-Muslim and anti-vaccine conservative wrote at the parlor that she hoped she would be infected with Covid-19, so that she could “prove to people that I had suffered food poisoning which is more of a Serious and deadly than the hyped-up virus”.
“Have you ever eaten a bad fajita? That will kill you faster than covid,” she wrote at the time.
Posted by Ms. Loomer on Thursday gettrow, a social media platform created by Trump aides after the Twitter ban of the former president after he tested positive for Covid-19.
“Yesterday I was feeling sick,” she wrote. “I had fever, chills, runny nose, sore throat, nausea and severe body aches that made my whole body feel like I had been hit by a bus, and after sleeping for a few hours, My symptoms started reminding me of how I felt when I had a bad case of flu a few years back. So I took a COVID test and it came back positive.”
It has spread a baseless conspiracy theory to bash the Covid vaccines and that the vaccine is “unsafe and ineffective”.
He said that instead he began taking drugs promoted by anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists that have not been proven to combat COVID-19, such as hydroxychloroquine, which FDA says “Have not been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19”.
Ms Loomer also said she had received the Regeneron antibody treatment, which has been used by former President Donald Trump.
Late on Thursday, she wrote on her Telegram channel: “Just pray for me. I can’t even begin to describe how brutal the body aches and nausea that come with COVID is. I’m in a lot of pain.”
But she kept posting still more vaccine conspiracy theories, saying the government “doesn’t want you to know what [the vaccine] really does,” even though she was suffering from a largely preventable disease.
Ms Loomer, who has been promoted by Mr Trump, lost a race for a US House seat in Florida in 2020 and was banned from most social networks, and apps such as Uber and Lyft, for aggressive Islamophobia.
He was kicked off a cryptocurrency conference in Florida in June after harassing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about the ban from the social media platform.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Laura Loomer