Rep. Louie Gohmert announces he tests positive for the coronavirus

In a video posted to Twitter, Rep. Louie Gohmert announced he tested positive for the coronavirus. In the video, Gohmert asserted that he may have contracted COVID-19 by wearing a mask. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Dara Kass called that “absurd.”

Video Transcript

LOUIE GOHMERT: Hi, Louie Gohmert here. The reports of my demise area great deal premature.

Went to the White House today. But before you go in formally to the White House, they test you with a quick test, and it tested positive, but they get false positives sometimes so they retested me with the swab that goes way up in your sinuses, and it finally came back. It was positive too.

So I'm asymptomatic. I don't have any of the symptoms that are listed as part of COVID-19, but apparently I have the Wuhan virus. Rand Paul was just texting me that the good news is that in 10 days or so I should be fairly well immune.

As far as the medium that tweets are sent out that I was admonished yesterday at the Judiciary hearing for not wearing a mask, look, I've worn a mask more the last week or two than I have in the whole last four months, and I was wearing my mask at the Judiciary hearing. And a couple of the other guys had just mentioned earlier today, well, Nadler wasn't fussing at you. You had your mask. It was a couple of the other guys weren't wearing their mask.

So that wasn't it, but it is interesting. And I don't know about everybody, but when I have a mask on, I'm moving it to make comfortable. And I can't help but wonder if that, you know, puts some germs in the mask. Keep your hands off your mask.

But anyway, who knows? But now that I apparently have it, I will be very, very careful to make sure that I don't give it anybody else, and we'll see how it goes. God bless you all.

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