Republican gubernatorial candidate has COVID-19

Allen West, candidate for Republican nomination for governor of Texas, receiving antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia.

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Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, announced on Saturday that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia, The Associated Press reported.

The antibodies are used to treat those in the early stages of a coronavirus infection.

"My chest X-rays do show COVID pneumonia, not serious. I am probably going to be admitted to the hospital," West wrote. "There’s a concern about my oxygen saturation levels, which are at 89 and they should be at 95."

He said that his wife, Angela West, also tested positive and has received monoclonal antibodies. According to his Twitter account, Allen West did not get vaccinated against the virus, but his wife did.

Allen West on Thursday said he had attended a "packed house" Mission Generation Annual Gala & Fundraiser in Seabrook, Texas. On Saturday he tweeted that he is "suspending in-person events until receiving an all-clear indication", according to AP.

West, a former Texas Republican Party chair and Florida congressman, announced in July that he would challenge Republican Governor Greg Abbot, who is running for a third term and has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.



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