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‘Prayers in great need’; Former Missouri State Representative hospitalized with COVID, other lawmakers block rumors

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ST. LOUIS – Lawmakers gathered in Jefferson City for the start of the 2022 Missouri legislative session were absent as COVID 19 continued to spread and sent a former lawmaker to the hospital this week.

Former Missouri State Representative, Becky Ruth, who represented Festus until her resignation to become the Director of the state’s Office of Children’s Advocates, share on Facebook that she was taken by ambulance to the Mercy Jefferson emergency room on Monday and will spend at least Tuesday night in the hospital.

“They just told me I had COVID pneumonia. My O2 Sats are at least in good range for now. They started IV antibiotics, and I just saw a consultant neurologist. They will do an MRI of the brain to check for inflammation. Your prayers are much needed and appreciated,” she wrote.

In the Senate, Justice Eddy of Poplar Bluff also social media to confirm that he is sick.

“When rumors fly, it’s best to just put the facts out there so there’s no confusion. Over a week ago, I contracted the COVID virus for the first time. It got into my lungs and now I have an infection in both lungs. According to my very capable doctors, I am no longer contagious but my lung infection continues to get worse, requiring hospitalization for now. Let me be clear – I was not or am on a ventilator. God has blessed us thus far and we trust that He will continue to bless us until we are fully recovered. Please continue to pray for us and we humbly thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers,”

There were no requirements for masks or vaccines at the Capitol during the session. Republicans, who control both houses, have proposed a number of measures to further limit COVID-related mandates. On-site testing is available, through the Office of State Administration.

Our news partners at St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the number of state employees falling ill has skyrocketed at the same time as a change in state policy that means employees cannot work remotely without losing sick days.

https://fox2now.com/news/former-missouri-state-rep-hospitalized-with-covid-other-lawmakers-stop-rumors/ ‘Prayers in great need’; Former Missouri State Representative hospitalized with COVID, other lawmakers block rumors

Huynh Nguyen

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