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Texas gubernatorial candidate Alan West says he has coronavirus

10 October (NWN) — The unaffiliated Alan West, the Texas gubernatorial candidate and former member of the US House representing South Florida, announced he had pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

His then-wife Angela, who received the vaccine and flu shots, also contracted the virus.

“My Chest X-Ray Shows COVID Pneumonia, Not Serious,” Alan West posted on facebook on saturday. “I’m probably going to be hospitalized.”

According to a later post, the retired Army lieutenant colonel “is experiencing low-grade fever and mild body aches. Out of concern for public health, Colonel West personally suspended events until a clear signal is received.” Has been doing.”

He said he was taking hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin – two drugs that do not have a proven track record of success in treating Covid-19.

“I would like to thank you all for your prayers. Angela and I have just completed monoclonal antibody infusion therapy and are in observation period,” West wrote. “There is concern about my oxygen saturation level, which is at 89 and they should be at 95.”

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On Thursday, West spoke to “pack houses” like the Mission Generation Annual Gala Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.

Before moving to Texas, West served one term as a member of the US House from 2011-13. He was defeated in the general election by Lois Frankel.

On July 4, West announced his bid for governor and stepped down as chairman of the Texas Republican Party.

Greg Abbott is seeking a third term for governor, supported by former President Donald Trump.

Abbott, who has been fully vaccinated, tested positive for the coronavirus in August.


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