Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West says he has Covid-19

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“I am most likely going to be admitted to the clinic,” West reported on Facebook.

In accordance to West, each he and his wife Angela have Covid-19. West reported Angela was vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus, but he was not.

“Col. West is encountering a low-quality fever and gentle overall body aches,” in accordance to an official Facebook post previously in the day. “Out of worry for community well being, Col. West is suspending in-particular person gatherings until eventually acquiring an all-obvious indication.”

A submit on West’s Fb claimed he was using hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin — two medications that do not have a confirmed keep track of history of success in dealing with Covid-19 and general public well being officials have advisable versus working with for Covid-19.

Later Saturday, West mentioned he and his wife accomplished a monoclonal antibody procedure and “are in the observation period of time.”

West stepped down as chair of the Texas Republican Get together more than the summer time, even though hinting at his run for statewide office environment. The retired Military lieutenant colonel was very first elected Texas GOP chair last 12 months as a powerful supporter of then-President Donald Trump and critic of Texas’ coronavirus limitations.

He protested last slide with other distinguished conservatives from Gov. Greg Abbott’s Covid-19 limitations and mask mandate, and sued the governor for extending early voting amid the pandemic.

Abbott, who is completely vaccinated from the virus, analyzed beneficial for Covid-19 in August. He has also opposed mask mandates and issued a controversial government get banning faculty districts from requiring masks. Back in March, he lifted the state’s mask mandate and allowed corporations to open up at 100% ability even with warnings from community health officials.

West introduced his bid for governor on July 4, placing up a most important challenge towards Abbott, who is in search of a 3rd phrase and was endorsed by Trump.

“Cecilia and I are sending effectively needs to Allen and Angela. You are in our prayers. Get perfectly quickly,” Abbott tweeted Saturday.

This story has been updated with further background data.