Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) spoke with the Washington Examiner and confirmed that he has recovered from the CCP Virus and plans to donate his plasma.
Gohmert tested positive on July 29 when he took a test at the White House before a planned trip with President Trump.
After going to Texas for self-quarantine he tested negative for the virus and positive for antibodies this week.
Gohmert, 67, told the Examiner how his recovery treatment went, “I had a couple of bad days, but I started taking hydroxychloroquine, [Zithromax], and zinc, along with vitamins D3 and C,” he said. “And I took a steroid nebulizer for a few days to help coat the alveoli in the lungs and protect them somewhat from the COVID [CCP] virus attack.”
Then he added, “I feel sorry for patients whose doctors are not even allowed to consider the hydroxychloroquine regimen. That’s a real shame.”
Hydroxychloroquine is not approved by the FDA for use as a treatment for the CCP Virus, but President Trump has promoted it on several occasions.
In an earlier instance, state Rep. Karen Whitsett (D- Michigan 9th District), also said that hydroxychloroquine saved her life, according to a New York Post article.
“It went from the headaches being severe to fluid building up in my lungs, to sweats breaking out to the cough and my breathing being labored. It all happened in a matter of hours,” Whitsett said.
Whitsett explained the ordeal she had to go through to get the drug, as her state placed restrictions on it.
“If President Trump had not talked about this, it wouldn’t have been something that would be accessible for anyone to be able to get right now,” she said. “It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up. He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority” she added.
Congratulations to State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan. So glad you are getting better! https://t.co/v6z46rUDtg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 6, 2020
President Trump congratulated Whitsett in a tweet.
Large social networking corporations such as Facebook and Twitter have aggressively censored the publications of the president and others who have tried to promote hydroxychloroquine as an alternative for treating the CCP Virus, claiming that “there is still no cure for the virus.”
On July 28, Twitter deleted a video the president posted about a group of doctors claiming to have successfully treated patients with the CCP Virus with hydroxychloroquine, according to Fox News.
A Twitter representative said the decision was made because the video violated the coronavirus information policy. Facebook took similar actions with the same video.
Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, “I was very impressed with her and other doctors that stood with her. I think she made sense, but I know nothing about her. And with hydroxy, all I want to do is save lives. I don’t care if it’s hydroxy or anything else. All I want to do is save lives.” WHIO TV reported.