Laura Loomer, an outspoken anti-vaxxer and alt-right agitator, is feeling the effects of COVID-19.
The 28-year-old former Barry University announced she contracted the virus on conservative social media platform Gettr on Wednesday.
“Yesterday I felt bad,” wrote Loomer, a former Republican candidate to represent Florida’s 21st Congressional District in the 2020 US House of Representatives election.
“I had fever, chills, runny nose, sore throat, nausea and severe body aches that made me feel like I had been hit by a bus, and after sleeping for a few hours, my symptoms started to remind me of how I felt when I had a bad case of the flu a few years ago.
Hours later, via her Telegram channel, she told her subscribers that she was in even more pain.
“Just pray for me, please. I can’t even begin to explain how brutal the aches and nausea that accompany COVID are. I am in so much pain.”
On Speaking last December, the 28-year-old coronavirus downplayed the importance of the coronavirus, joining a digital choir spreading disinformation, likening it to food poisoning from eating ‘bad fajitas’. The mutating virus just passed the 50,000 death mark in Florida alone this week.
Loomer ignored the widely available and free vaccines that have been shown to be incredibly effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths. Instead, she said her current treatments included the antibiotic azithromyacin, hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, and the vitamin supplement OrthoMune.
The Arizona native, previously banned from Twitter for anti-Muslim comments, told fans she wanted to obtain the human form of an antiparasitic drug Ivermectin – another unproven remedy discouraged by public health officials – but couldn’t because “a lot of doctors are weird prescribing it.”
Additionally, Loomer made sure to thank Governor Ron DeSantis for his free Regeneron infusion.
“Fortunately, I live in Florida where Governor DeSantis has opened Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment centers statewide.”
Unlike many who have fallen ill with COVID, Loomer said she has no regrets about refusing the vaccine and will not receive one later. She went on to repeat more widely discredited misinformation that the vaccine is a follow-up mechanism for the government.