A Texas Republican Gubernatorial challenger to incumbent Greg Abbott is home, after being released from the hospital following his treatment for COVID.
Despite his illness, Allen West had been tweeting to his supporters from his hospital bed.
“Greetings, and good Monday morning to everyone from Medical City – Plano,” he wrote.
“I pray those all across North Texas survived the severe storms last night with no issues. I also want to wish all my dear friends of American Italian descent a Happy Columbus Day. Yeah, I said it. You cancel culture chuckleheads just stifle yourselves.”
West, 60, did not get vaccinated against COVID and, as a result was badly hit with the virus. He developed pneumonia and an oxygen saturation rate that was low enough to require hospitalization. His wife, Angela, who had been vaccinated, did not need to be hospitalized.
Before leaving the hospital, West provided an update on his condition.
“My blood pressure is 126/84,” he said. “My oxygen saturation level hit 97 at three liters. They took me down to two liters & now decided to take me off oxygen and I am holding up at 94. I am on Budesonide nebulizer treatments and IV steroid therapies for my lungs. My temperature is 98.4. I have no pain, no coughing, and no fatigue. I just wish I could shave, but they have me on blood thinner to prevent any clots. Doggone, starting to look unkept!”
From there, West took the federal government to task for their COVID policies.
“Why not promote protocols such as Regeneron monoclonal antibody infusion therapy?” he asked. “Why not promote Budesonide nebulizer treatments? Why not promote healthy over the counter therapies such as zinc — which I take — D3, vitamin C, Hydroxychloroquine, and yes, Ivermectin? I am thankful that the medical professionals here at Medical City listened to me . . . not some boiler plate CDC, Dr Fauci, or Texas Medical Board mandates. I am not a conspiracy theorist but something very nefarious is at work here and the innocent blood of Texans are on some dirty, corrupt hands. I promise y’all, as Governor of Texas, I will find those hands and ensure they’re held accountable.”
West is running to replace Governor Abbott in Texas.