Laura Loomer needs to be more careful about what she wants.
Nine months ago, the anti-Muslim, anti-vaccine extremist and self-proclaimed most banned woman on the internet took to the conservative social-media app Talk to express his sincere interest in being infected with COVID-19: “I hope I get COVID so I can prove to people that I have had bouts of food poisoning that are more serious and life-threatening than a hyped up virus , “she wrote on December 30th. , 2020. “Have you ever eaten bad fajitas? It will kill you faster than COVID.”
Now, 260 days later, she has manifested her dream: a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, a virus responsible for killing more than 50,000 people in her home state of Florida, where she (unsuccessfully) tried to extinguish Democrat Lois Frankel in Florida’s 21st Congressional District last November.
However, her symptoms seem a little more severe than bad fajitas. Last night, Loomer wrote in one post on the pro-Trump social network Gettr that the COVID-19 symptoms have made her body feel like it was “hit by a bus.”
“Just pray for me please,” Loomer posted. “Can’t even begin to explain how brutal pain in the body and nausea that comes with covid. I’m so sore.”
White nationalist, anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist and congressional candidate Laura Loomer has now covid. pic.twitter.com/Og2tVXwR28
– Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 17, 2021
Loomer, who previously lived in Miami Shores and North Miami, has over the years gained notoriety as a right-wing extremist activist and “proud Islamophobic.” She first came to appear with the right-wing group Project Veritas using hidden cameras to detect “liberal bias and corruption.” She has since marked herself by spray-painting racist comments that have gotten her excluded from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, not to mention the rideshare services Uber and Lyft.
On Gettr, Loomer said that after her diagnosis, she immediately began a regimen of hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. She also received regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been promoting in recent weeks.
Loomer still has no plans to be vaccinated.
“I have not taken the COVID vaccine,” she said, “and I do not intend to take it because it is unsafe and ineffective.”