Right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who once said ‘bad fajitas’ were worse than COVID-19, has tested positive and says she’s in ‘so much pain’

Laura Loomer
Laura Loomer has said that she doesn’t plan on getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Laura Loomer, a right-wing activist, said that she has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
  • She has described her symptoms as “brutal” and said she feels like she “got hit by a bus.”
  • Loomer has previously said she hoped to catch COVID-19 to prove that it’s a “hyped up virus.”
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Right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who once said that food poisoning after eating “bad fajitas” was worse than COVID-19, has said that she has tested positive for the virus.

In a post on GETTR, Loomer told her followers that she now has “fever, chills, a runny nose, sore throat, nausea and severe body aches” and that she feels like she “got hit by a bus.”

She described her symptoms as “brutal” and said she is in “so much pain” in follow-up messages posted on her Telegram channel, The Daily Beast reported. “Just pray for me please,” she wrote.

Loomer said that she has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and added that she doesn’t plan on “ever taking it.”

She said on GETTR, social media platform targeted to American conservatives, that she is being treated with Azithromycin and Hydroxychloroquine and a dietary supplement. Hydroxychloroquine, which was often touted by former President Donald Trump, has proven ineffective in treating the coronavirus.

Loomer, infamous for her anti-Muslim rhetoric, social media bans, and losing a House bid in Florida last year, previously said she wished to catch COVID-19 to prove that it was nothing more than a “hyped up virus.”

Per The Daily Beast, she wrote on Parler in December 2020: “I hope I get COVID just so I can prove to people I’ve had bouts of food poisoning that are more serious and life-threatening than a hyped-up virus. Have you ever eaten bad fajitas? That will kill you faster than COVID.”

On Friday, Loomer accused the “leftist media” of relishing in her COVID-19 diagnosis. “Their hopes that i die are a clear reminder that the left’s growing outrage over supposed increased COVID deaths is all for show and political gain,” she wrote.

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Clubhouse appears to have permanently suspended Laura Loomer, a right-wing activist and self-proclaimed ‘proud Islamophobe’

Laura Loomer
Laura Loomer in Washington in 2016.

  • Laura Loomer, an activist known for anti-Muslim rhetoric, has apparently been banned from Clubhouse.
  • A message from a Telegram account under her name said Clubhouse removed her for policy violations.
  • It said: “I followed all the rules and simply had a conversation about censorship.”
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Laura Loomer, a political figure known for making anti-Muslim remarks and spreading conspiracy theories, said she’s been suspended by Clubhouse.

According to her account on the free-speech site Telegram, Loomer’s profile on the invitation-only social media app Clubhouse was removed hours after she set it up.

She posted: “I followed all the rules and simply had a conversation about censorship. Less than 12 hours later, it’s 7am EST, and I am banned from Clubhouse for what they call a violation of their ‘violence policy.'”

Clubhouse didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Laura Loomer Clubhouse Profile Screenshot
Laura Loomer’s Clubhouse profile.

Loomer’s account didn’t show up in a search of the Clubhouse app on Saturday. But a profile page she linked to from Telegram was accessible via the URL joinclubhouse.com/@lauraloomer.

As a 2020 Republican nominee for Congress in Florida, Loomer described herself as a “proud Islamophobe.” She also spread conspiracy theories about mass shootings, as Insider reported.

Loomer was already banned from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms for her comments. Now she can apparently add Clubhouse to the list.

Before her suspension, Salon reporter Zachary Petrizzo noted on Twitter that Loomer was “doubling down on her anti-Muslim remarks on Clubhouse, and saying that she doesn’t want to be ‘roadkill’ if Uber doesn’t do background checks on Muslim drivers.”

Former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, made headlines during the US election for campaigning alongside Loomer.

In 2017, Loomer celebrated the deaths of 2,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean and called for “2,000 more” deaths. She was banned by Uber and Lyft that same year for Anti-Muslim comments. She tweeted: “Someone needs to create a non Islamic form of Uber or Lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver.”

Insider has contacted Loomer for comment.

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