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Rep. Gohmert to Take Hydroxychloroquine After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) plans on starting a course of hydroxychloroquine after testing positive for COVID-19.

“My doctor and I are all in,” Gohmert said Wednesday during an appearance from quarantine on Fox Newss “Hannity.”

Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial also used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

It has been found to have some success against COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, according to some researchers., particularly when used in conjunction with zinc and azithromycin, an antibiotic. Others say it has no effect.

Gohmert said a close friend who is a doctor messaged him and told the lawmaker that he recently found he also had COVID-19. The doctor began a hydroxychloroquine regimen, Gohmert said.

Gohmert plans on taking hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin, also known as Z-Pak.

“That will start just in the next day or two,” the lawmaker said.

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An arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills is seen in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 6, 2020. (John Locher/AP Photo)

Gohmert isnt sure how he contracted the new disease but speculated in a video message that it may have been from his mask.

“I have a mask on, Im moving it to make it comfortable, and I cant help but wonder if that puts some germs in the mask,” he said.

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