Right-wing activist Laura Loomer is calling for prayers as she claims her COVID-19 symptoms are ‘brutal’ after attesting the virus was no worse than food poisoning.
The unvaccinated activist, 28, claimed she had body aches and nausea. She wrote on Gettr – a social media platform created by former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller: ‘Just pray for me please. Can’t even begin to explain how brutal the body aches and nausea that come with covid are. I am in so much pain. This is honestly the worst part about it.’
Self-proclaimed pro-democracy media company Meidas Touch reposted it on Twitter, where Loomer is banned permanently for making hate comments and violating the company’s rules, writing: ‘Yikes. Please take this virus seriously, get vaccinated and wear a mask…’
She told fans on the conservative social media platform that she has a fever, chills, a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, severe body aches, and feels like she ‘got hit by a bus.’
She later wrote on her Telegram page – a Russian-based social media platform that has been known for distributing revenge porn, involving terrorists, and is favored by far-right extremists – that she has taken Regeneron, Azithromycin, and Hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ, to treat her symptoms.
Right-wing activist Laura Loomer has contracted COVID-19, telling her fans she feels like she ‘got hit by a bus,’ but doesn’t plan on getting the vaccine
She also said she hopes to ‘be ivermectin soon too,’ which is used to treat roundworm in humans.
Several studies have found these drugs are ineffective treatments for COVID-19 and patients are advised against using it.
Hydroxychloroquine, which can cause heart problems, is commonly paired with Azithromycin, which the US National Library of Medicine advises to only use for community-acquired pneumonia.
Regeneron, one of the experimental drugs former President Donald Trump used when he caught the virus, is only effective when the virus is detected early and prescribed by a doctor, according to the Dallas Morning News.
She asked for prayers on Gettr, a right-wing social media app set up by a former Trump spokesperson. She also posted on the Russian-based app Telegram that she is taking the controversial drugs Regeneron, Azithromycin, Hydroxychloroquine, and hopes to be on ivermectin soon
More than what she bargained for: Loomer claimed earlier this year that getting COVID-19 wasn’t as bad as food poisoning from ‘bad fajitas’ and she hope she would get the virus to prove it
Previously, Loomer had said she wanted to contract the virus simply to prove it was no worst than a case of food poisoning from ‘bad fajitas.’
She claimed that she was hospitalized for food poisoning because she was ‘so dehydrated’ and could ‘barely breath.’
She justified it as worse than the virus that has killed more than 670,000 people, because ‘people get COVID and don’t even know they have COVID.’
Loomer reported she had fever, chills, a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, and severe body aches after testing positive for COVID-19
Loomer has continuously made anti-vaccine comments across Gettr and Telegram. She questioned the validity of vaccines and suspected it will ‘have killed more people than COVID’
An estimated 20 to 30 per cent of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, according to UC Health.
Loomer also claimed the virus to be the ‘biggest hoax of our lives besides the 2020 election’ and warned others ‘you can’t escape the vaccine propaganda.’
She told her fans she does not plan on getting the vaccine, even after contracting the virus.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the US due to the highly contagious delta variant.
The US currently has an almost 149,000 weekly average of new cases and the death toll has reached 673,000.
Moderna President Stephen Hoge said the Delta variant ‘is just so good at infecting people’ that ‘raises the bar’ for good vaccines, he told CNBC.
Breakthrough cases are popping up due to the variant, which was once thought nearly impossible.
Booster shots are slowly becoming available across the US with Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, who suffers from kidney problems and is immunocompromised, receiving hers.
The FDA recently endorsed booster shots for the immunocompromised and those over 65.