Lt. Col. Allen West, candidate for Texas governor, hospitalized with COVID-19

Posted 6 days ago


Former Florida congressman and current Republican candidate for governor of Texas Lt. Col. Allen West was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday, but he says he's "doing great" after receiving early treatment.

West and his wife, Angela West, were both diagnosed with the virus after attending a crowded fundraiser in Seabrook, Texas, last week. On Saturday, he announced that he is "suspending in-person events until receiving an all-clear indication" from his doctors.

Sharing an update on his condition, he said he and his wife were given monoclonal antibody treatments and that he was expected to be admitted to the hospital after chest X-rays showed he had COVID-related pneumonia.

West was admitted to a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano on Sunday. In a phone interview with the Associated Press, he reported that he has "no complaints. I'm just relaxing."

Angela West, who was vaccinated against COVID-19, has been released to go home. The former congressman, who is not vaccinated, said he was kept for observation because his oxygen saturation levels were a bit low.

In several social media posts, West criticized COVID-19 vaccines and strongly stated his opposition to vaccine mandates.

"I can attest that, after this experience, I am even more dedicated to fighting against vaccine mandates. Instead of enriching the pockets of Big Pharma and corrupt bureaucrats and politicians, we should be advocating the monoclonal antibody infusion therapy," West tweeted Sunday.

"Instead of jabbing Americans, and not illegal immigrants, with a dangerous shot which injects t... (Read more)

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