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Far-right activist gets COVID-19 after criticizing vaccine

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  • Laura Loomer
    American far-right activist

Far-right activist, journalist, and former congressional candidate Laura Loomer said that she contracted COVID-19 after advocating against the virus’s vaccine.

Loomer announced on Telegram and Gettr on Thursday that she took a COVID-19 test after experiencing fever, nausea, and body aches "that made my whole body feel like I got hit by a bus."

"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," she wrote.

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Loomer said that she would begin a treatment regimen involving azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine, adding that she had also tried to get ivermectin but was unable to get a prescription. Public health officials have criticized all three of those treatments as ineffective or unapproved. Loomer said she hoped her diagnosis "raises awareness about how COVID vaccines do not work and how Regeneron, HCQ, Azithromyacin, ZINC, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, NAC, Quercitin Dihydrate, and Ivermectin do work."

In December, Loomer, who is unvaccinated and has called the inoculations "unsafe and ineffective," wrote on Parler that she hoped she could "get COVID just so I can prove to people I've had bouts of food poisoning that are more serious and life threatening than a hyped up virus. Have you ever eaten bad fajitas? That will kill you faster than COVID."

On Thursday, when she went to receive a monoclonal antibody treatment designed to provide the immune system with lab-produced proteins that can trigger a response to the coronavirus, there were people at the clinic who were vaccinated but got the virus anyway, she said.

"Turns out if you get the COVID vaccine and you get COVID after taking the vaccine, your symptoms are actually worse than if you don't take it," she wrote. "In other words, the COVID vaccine does not work, and that's why I'm never going to take it."

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Loomer is banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, PayPal, Venmo, GoFundMe, Medium, TeeSpring, and Chase online banking for "her Guerrilla style journalism," according to her campaign website. In 2019, Loomer, who has attracted controversy for comments widely deemed Islamophobic, was banned from the Conservative Political Action Conference for heckling reporters.

Public health experts have repeatedly said the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. More than 180 million people in the United States are fully vaccinated against the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tags: News, Coronavirus, Vaccination, Hydroxychloroquine

Original Author: Virginia Aabram

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