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Allen West, a tea party firebrand who is seeking the Republican nomination in the Texas gubernatorial race…. diagnosis Saturday came days after he attended a crowded political fundraiser at a yacht club….
From his hospital bed, he issued a string of tweets attacking vaccine mandates and promoting controversial treatments, vowing that if elected, he would “vehemently crush anyone forcing vaccine mandates” in Texas.
“Our bodies are our last sanctuary of liberty and freedom, I will defend that for everyone,” he wrote.
West also said that he and his wife, Angela, who is vaccinated, had received treatment with monoclonal antibodies — a move that a number of people argued on social media was at odds with his remarks against vaccines that he said were “enriching the pockets of Big Pharma.”
…. The Biden administration announced last month that it had reached an agreement to buy another 1.4 million doses of the only authorized monoclonal antibodies from the pharmaceutical company Regeneron for $2.9 billion, or $2,100 per dose. The most expensive coronavirus vaccines are about $20 a shot.
[West] was admitted overnight Saturday because of concerns over his oxygen saturation levels