The previous Florida congressman stated that he and his spouse Angela “underwent monoclonal antibody infusion remedy” Saturday at a Dallas emergency room. Whereas Angela was launched, West was despatched to Medical Metropolis Plano because of what he described as considerations over pneumonia associated to Covid. He additionally stated he’s awaiting outcomes of a chest X-ray from earlier Sunday morning.
West stated he’s now “much more devoted to preventing in opposition to vaccine mandates.” A submit on his Fb web page Saturday had stated Angela was vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus, however he was not.
The problem of vaccine mandates has emerged as a political battleground. Vaccines have been confirmed to work extraordinarily nicely to guard folks in opposition to Covid-19 and scale back the chance of extreme illness and loss of life. Most individuals now being hospitalized and handled for coronavirus infections are unvaccinated.
“Col. West is experiencing a low-grade fever and light-weight physique aches,” in keeping with his Saturday Fb submit. “Out of concern for public well being, Col. West is suspending in-person occasions till receiving an all-clear indication.”
He protested final fall with different outstanding conservatives in opposition to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s Covid-19 restrictions and masks mandate, and sued the governor for extending early voting amid the pandemic.
West introduced his bid for governor on July 4, organising a main problem in opposition to Abbott, who’s looking for a 3rd time period and was endorsed by Trump.
“Cecilia and I are sending nicely needs to Allen and Angela. You’re in our prayers. Get nicely quickly,” Abbott tweeted Saturday.
This story has been up to date Sunday with further developments.