Several weeks ago, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after appearing at a House Judiciary Committee hearing without a mask — much to the consternation of his Democratic colleagues.
Rep. Gohmert, however, recently announced that he is coronavirus-free, and he gave much of the credit for his speedy recovery to anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, according to the Washington Examiner.
Rep. Gohmert explained that although he was subsequently diagnosed as infected with the virus, he was initially asymptomatic.
As such, he was only tested because he was slated to join President Donald Trump on Air Force One for a trip back to his home state of Texas, and once the positive screening result was registered, he was not allowed to board the plane.
Soon after, Rep. Gohmert was given a formal diagnostic test and again tested positive, at which point he drove back to Texas for the mandatory quarantine and worked from home as the virus ran its course.
“I’m feeling really well”
Though the effects of COVID-19 can vary significantly, with some patients experiencing very severe symptoms, Gohmert’s case was reportedly relatively mild and short in duration.
After having first tested positive on July 29, he has already registered negative test results and also een found to have antibodies to the virus.
Rep. Gohmert declared about his current state of health, “I’m feeling really well, really great, actually.”
Thank you, hydroxychloroquine
He then gave some insight on the course of treatment he underwent once the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 began to emerge.
The congressman explained: “I had a couple of bad days, but I started taking hydroxychloroquine, [Zithromax], and zinc, along with vitamins D3 and C.”
He went on: “And I took a steroid nebulizer for a few days to help coat the alveoli in the lungs and protect them somewhat from the COVID virus attack.”
The success Rep. Gohmert attributes to hydroxychloroquine is certain to infuriate Democrats as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci, as they have gone to great lengths to discount the impact the drug has on the coronavirus — perhaps in large part simply because the president touted it as a potential “game changer” in the fight against the pandemic.