Allen West, the former GOP congressman and chairman of the Texas Republican Party challenges the Governor Greg Abbott in the Texas gubernatorial race, taking Ivermectin after spouse tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a thread with him Twitter account Saturday, the West is experiencing “a low level of fever and mild body aches.” He canceled personal events out of concern for public safety “until a clear indication is received.”
In addition to Ivermectin, which has been widely eliminated by health experts as a COVID-19 treatment, West is also taking hydroxychloroquine. Although his wife, Angela West, has been vaccinated against the virus, she has not, according to tweets.
“Dr. Angela West received the vaccine. LTC West did not. LTC West has made it public that she supports individual choice and this will be reflected in her own family,” the tweets read.
West previously served as a military lieutenant until 2003 after serving in combat in both wars in Iraq. He also served as a US cincomingpeople in Florida in 2010 before losing to Democrat Patrick Murphy in 2012 and later moving to Texas.
He announced his candidacy in July, joined several other candidates hoping to remove Abbott. He said his opposition to the Green New Deal and his desire to follow the banks and finance behind illegal immigration were among his main reasons for running.
He opposed vaccine and mask mandates throughout his campaign, dropping military vaccine requirements while speaking to WBAP in August.
“If you’re trying to order people to take a shot that you’re not comfortable with, that’s not an ethical order. That’s not a moral order,” he said.
The main Texas GOP Gubernatorial is set for March 2022, and the general election will take place Nov. 8, 2022.
Ivermectin is a drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis — conditions caused by parasitic worms, according to the FDA. It is approved to treat heartworm disease and some parasites in some animal species. However, it is not approved by the FDA as a treatment for COVID-19 because it can cause harmful side effects including weakness, nausea and vomiting.
People began to heal themselves with Ivermectin following a study by the scientific community. widely criticized as flawed.
Despite the lack of evidence that Ivermectin cures COVID-19, some have promoted it as a life-saving treatment. Some COVID-19 patients have pushed-sometimes sued-doctors to give them Ivermectin. A doctor in Idaho reported received death threats for not giving a patient medication.
Health officials and scientists have reiterated the COVID-19 vaccine as the best way to prevent serious illness from the virus. Although people who have been vaccinated sometimes develop the virus, the vaccine prevents serious illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Of the 707,065 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, only 6,617 were among those vaccinated, according to the CDC