Anti-mask Alaska GOP state senator contracts COVID, promotes unproven drugs
An Alaskan Republican lawmaker who was banned from an airline due to her refusal to wear a mask on the aircraft has contracted COVID-19.
In a Facebook post shared on Tuesday, October 12, Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold (R) revealed she'd tested positive for COVID-19. "It's my turn to battle Covid head-on... game on! Who do you think is going to win? When I defeat it, I will tell you my recipe," Reinbold wrote.
The Republican lawmaker went on to criticize the medical instructions she received after testing positive as she revealed she'd been advised to take over-the-counter (OTC) medications to treat the virus.
"I am completely unimpressed with instructions, on my positive test, that says to go home & take Tylenol (which is contraindicated) until you cannot breathe -a bad recipe from CDC/Dept of Health. I am taking lots of vitamins ABCD & Quercitin & zinc citrate. Vit E and aspirin to reduce clotting," Reinbold also wrote.
After dismissing the medical advice she'd received, Reinbold touted the horse deworming drug ivermectin as her go-to treatment for COVID-19. Despite her illness, she has continued to use social media to verbally express her disapproval of mandates.
She added, "I am blessed to have gotten Ivermectin the "de -COVIDer." My Vicks steamer has been a Godsend! My naturopath gave me tips too- that I am sure will work! I will update you in a few days. I plan to keep my promise to stay OUT of the hospital- some of them seem like scary places these days."
Reinbold's positive diagnosis comes just months after was banned from Alaska Airlines for refusing to comply with the airline's mask mandate in place to mitigate COVID-19.