(NY POST) – Rep. Louie Gohmert will take the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat his COVID-19, he announced this week.
Speaking to Fox News Wednesday evening, Gohmert (R-Tx.) said that his doctor had prescribed him the medication — which scientific data has shown is ineffective in treating the disease — and would begin a regimen by the end of the week.
"My doctor and I are all in, and I got a text just before I came on from a dear friend, [a] doctor, who just found out he had it, and he said he started a HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] regimen, too," the Texas Republican told the network.
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Gohmert, 66, said his treatment will also include taking zinc and erythromycin, an antibiotic often taken as an alternative by people with allergies to penicillin.
The GOPer went on to take a jab at those who had criticized him after his diagnosis, for his frequent refusal to wear masks.
"I got a tiny little taste of what you and the president get every day," Gohmert told host Sean Hannity, "The left went nuts."