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Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West says he has coronavirus-related pneumonia

Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West introduced Saturday evening that he has pneumonia associated to a COVID-19 an infection. 

The previous Florida consultant and lieutenant colonel introduced on Twitter that there was “concern” about his oxygen saturation ranges, that are at 89 %. 

“I need to thank all of you on your prayers. Angela and I simply accomplished the monoclonal antibody infusion remedy and are within the commentary interval. There’s a priority about my oxygen saturation ranges, that are at 89 and they need to be at 95,” West stated. 

“My chest X-rays do present COVID pneumonia, not severe. I’m most likely going to be admitted to the hospital,” he added.  

The news comes after West, a critic of present Texas Gov. Greg AbbottblankGreg AbbottAppeals court temporarily reinstates Texas abortion law Texas school district tightens library restrictions after complaints about anti-racist book: report Abbott appeals denial of federal emergency declaration at the border MORE (R) introduced on Friday that each he and his spouse had contracted the illness. 

West clarified on the finish of a sequence of tweets that his spouse, Angela, is vaccinated. Nevertheless, West himself has not but had the jab. In accordance with the Friday Twitter publish, West stated that he was experiencing a low-grade fever and lightweight physique aches. 

He added that he was suspending his in-person marketing campaign occasions till he was cleared to return. 

“Col. West shall be obtainable by way of digital means to do occasions till his household’s well being difficulty is rectified. He’s already taking Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin protocols,” the tweet learn. 
 
West stated that he believes that getting the vaccine must be a person alternative. 
 
The standing replace from the candidate marks a extra severe escalation of a illness that has been recognized to have harmful results on the lungs and the cardiovascular system. Sufferers with extra extreme instances of COVID-19 have reported shortness of breath and low oxygen saturation ranges. 
 
West is operating within the Republican gubernatorial major in an effort to unseat Abbott and has been important of the governor’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic in addition to his stance on immigration on the Texas-Mexico border.
 
West introduced in July that he can be stepping down as chair of the Texas Republican GOP to problem Abbott within the 2022 major race.  

https://thehill.com/homenews/marketing campaign/576095-texas-gubernatorial-candidate-allen-west-says-he-has-coronavirus-related | Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West says he has coronavirus-related pneumonia

Huynh Nguyen

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