Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, a Republican who was banned from an airline earlier this yr for refusing to adjust to its masks coverage, mentioned Tuesday she had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and touted a “recipe” of unproven therapies, together with the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin.
One other state Republican, Sen. David Wilson, additionally examined optimistic, and each are quarantining at residence, the Anchorage Daily News reported. A 3rd GOP senator, Click on Bishop, mentioned he was feeling in poor health however reportedly examined unfavorable for the virus.
“Its my flip to battle Covid head on… recreation on! Who do you suppose goes to win? Once I defeat it, I’ll let you know my recipe,” Reinbold wrote in a Fb put up Tuesday night time.
She mentioned she was “fully unimpressed” with directions she’d apparently been given to take Tylenol after her optimistic check, calling it a “dangerous recipe” from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and Division of Well being.
The CDC says on its website that healthcare suppliers might advocate acetaminophen, the lively ingredient in Tylenol, to scale back fever.
The lawmaker then detailed a cocktail of nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements she was taking, in addition to aspirin and ivermectin, a drug typically used for deworming livestock that has not been proven to work as a COVID-19 treatment. Inappropriate use of the drug has develop into an issue after it was touted by right-wing media personalities.
“I’m blessed to have gotten Ivirmectin the “de -covider.” My Vicks steamer has been a God ship! My naturopath gave me suggestions too- that I’m positive will work! I’ll replace you in a couple of days. I plan to maintain my promise to remain OUT of the hospital- a few of them seem to be scary locations today,” Reinbold concluded her put up.
Reinbold has been a vocal opponent to COVID-19 mitigation measures and was slammed by the state’s Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy in February for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and the state’s virus response.
She was barred from flying with Alaska Airways in April after she refused to adjust to its masks coverage. She had beforehand complained in regards to the airline on Facebook, saying it was “a part of masks tyranny.”
Final month, she asked to be excused from legislative periods till subsequent yr, saying she will be able to’t journey to the state capital since she was banned from flying with the one airline that has flights there from her district.