An anti-vaccine extremist who took to a conservative social media app called Parler last December to express “her hopes of getting COVID-19,” has now tested positive for the virus and is now battling hard to fight the deadly disease.
The woman named Laura Loomer is an anti-Muslim and a self-proclaimed “most banned woman on the internet.” In her post on Parler last year, she said: “I hope I get COVID so I can prove to people I’ve had bouts of food poisoning that are more serious and life threatening than a hyped up virus. Have you ever eaten bad fajitas? That will kill you faster than COVID.”
Loomer has now announced that she contracted the virus through a pro-Trump social network called Gettr.
In her post, Loomer asked others to pray for her and noted that she could not “begin to explain how brutal the body aches and nausea that come with covid are. I am in so much pain.”
She added that after being diagnosed with COVID-19, she immediately started a regimen of hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin, as well as the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment. Although she has COVID-19 now and is battling hard to survive it, she said that she is not yet vaccinated and does not “plan on ever taking it because it is unsafe and ineffective.”
Loomer is likewise infamous for being a “proud Islamophobe.” She first became prominent with the right-wing group called Project Veritas, which uses hidden cameras to expose liberal bias and corruption. She is also known for her racist comments that resulted in her getting banned from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even rideshare services Lyft and Uber.