A far-right conspiracy theorist is being roasted online after her tune changed concerning the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Laura Loomer—an anti-muslim and anti-vaccine right-wing pundit and failed Republican candidate—said she tested positive for COVID-19. She asked for prayers because of how painful her experience is.
This came after claiming several months ago she wished she'd get it to prove it isn't that bad.
Loomer announced her situation in a post on GETTR to her followers last week.
"I had a fever, chills a runny nose, sore throat, nausea and severe body aches that made my whole body feel like I got hit by a bus, and after sleeping for a few hours, my symptoms started to remind me of how I felt when I had a bad case of the flu a few years ago."
"So I took a COVID test and it came back POSITIVE."
Loomer also said she had not received the vaccine before this because she believed it was "unsafe and ineffective."
However, she is taking azithromycin, an antibiotic which don't help against viruses, and hydroxychloroquine, a parasiticide proven ineffective against COVID-19.
She sent another message to her followers saying:
"Just pray for me please. Can't even begin to explain how brutal the body aches and nausea that come with covid are."
"I am in so much pain. This is honestly the worst part about it."
In December of last year, Loomer said on Parler:
"I hope I get COVID just so I can prove to people I've had Bouts of food poisoning that are more serious and life threatening than a hyped up virus."
"Have you ever eaten bad fajitas? That will kill you faster than COVID."
Since then, Loomer continued her insistence the worldwide pandemic wasn't that big of a deal. Loomer also downplayed the effectiveness of the vaccine, despite all the evidence they all work and are safe.
She joined other right-wing personalities in pushing entirely inappropriate and ineffective alternative forms of treatment, such as ivermectin, an anti-parasite medication mostly used for livestock.
While ivermectin can also kill parasites like worms in humans, worms and viruses are very different lifeforms that attack the body differently, therefore requiring very different treatments.
If she wasn't a joke before this, she certainly is one now.
After her story went viral, Loomer accused the media and "the left" of hoping she dies from the disease.
She said in another post:
"The leftist media is LOVING the fact I was diagnosed with COVID this week."
"Their hopes that I die are a clear reminder that the left's growing outrage over supposed increased COVID deaths is all for show and political gain."
Again, this is after Loomer claimed COVID wasn't that bad, caught it then begged for help on social media because of the pain.
The situation with Laura Loomer could probably have been avoided if she had gotten the vaccine.
The vaccine provides significant protection from serious symptoms of the disease and helps reduce the chance you would be hospitalized from it.
The CDC has a website set up to find where you can get vaccinated.