Allen West, running for governor of Texas, diagnosed with COVID-19


Tea celebration firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, stated Saturday that he has acquired monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia.

The antibodies are used to deal with these within the early phases of a coronavirus an infection.

“My chest X-rays do show COVID pneumonia, not serious. I am probably going to be admitted to the hospital,” West wrote. “There’s a concern about my oxygen saturation levels, which are at 89 and they should be at 95.”

He additionally stated his spouse, Angela West, additionally examined optimistic and has acquired monoclonal antibodies. According to his Twitter account, Allen West didn’t get vaccinated in opposition to the virus, however his spouse did.

Allen West on Thursday stated he had attended a “packed house” Mission Generation Annual Gala & Fundraiser in Seabrook, Texas. On Saturday he tweeted that he’s “suspending in-person events until receiving an all-clear indication.”

American politician Congressman Allen West hosts the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, held on the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 24, 2011. The occasion’s keynote speaker was former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

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 West is a former Texas Republican Party chair and Florida congressman. He introduced in July that he would problem Republican Governor Greg Abbot, who’s running for a 3rd time period and has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

West’s announcement got here a month after he resigned as chair of the Republican Party of Texas.

West received a U.S. House seat in Florida in 2010 and shortly turned a tea celebration favourite and lightning rod, at one level accusing Democrats of having as many as 80 communists of their House caucus. He did not win reelection in 2012.

He later moved to Texas and largely stayed out of the highlight till running for chairman of the state GOP celebration final year.

West then started criticizing Republicans as a lot as Democrats, calling the GOP speaker of the Texas House a “traitor” for working throughout the aisle, then main a protest exterior Abbott’s mansion over coronavirus restrictions.

In October 2020, West took half in a protest exterior Abbot’s house, criticizing the Republican governor’s govt orders — together with a statewide masks mandate and lockdowns as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Those restrictions are not in place.

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