Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert was diagnosed with COVID-19 and he stated that wearing a mask may have caused him to contract it, although there is no scientific evidence to back up his claim.
Rep. Gohmert began to question, “But I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, that if I might have put some germs, some virus, some of the virus onto the mask, and breathed it in. I don’t know. But I got it. We’ll see what happens from here. But the reports of my demise are very premature.”
He then explains the testing, “Before you go anywhere with the president or have a meeting with the president, we always are tested and they have a real quick test and the quick test was positive. And they said sometimes we get false-positive. And so they did the one where they stick the swab way back up in your sinuses. And anyway, that one came back. It takes a little longer to get the answer, but it was positive.”
Rep. Gohmert continued, “So I, didn’t have any of the symptoms that you say you listed for the coronavirus. But anyway, now I need to self-quarantine. I thought it was 14 days, but the doctors at the White House and the attending physician here at the Capitol say you got to self-quarantine for 10 days once you actually test positive for it.”
He then explained how often he wears a mask, “I have worn a mask more than I have in the whole last four months. And I think one, you know, fake news media, up here had tweeted out that [Jerry] Nadler admonished me yesterday at the judiciary hearing for not wearing a mask, but he didn’t admonish me. I was wearing my mask. There were a couple of other Republicans that were not wearing their mask at the time. But I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place that if I might have put some germs, some virus, some of the virus onto the mask, and breathed it in.”
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