Allen West, a former Republican Florida congressman who’s running for Texas governor, announced, according to The Hill, over the weekend that he and his wife, Angela West, were hospitalized for COVID-19 and are currently receiving treatment. West has not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
West announced on Twitter that he is taking ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine as part of his treatment.
According to West’s Twitter, “after taking COVID and flu shots, Angela West tested positive for COVID yesterday, Friday. Col. West is experiencing a low grade fever and light body aches. Out of concern for public health, Col. West is suspending in-person events until receiving an all-clear indication.”
The tweet thread then continued to add that “Col. West will be available through virtual means to do events until his family’s health issue is rectified. He is already taking Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin protocols. The West family thanks y’all for your prayers. ‘God’s blessings and Texas First!'”