Ben Carson said on Facebook Friday that he was “extremely sick” with the coronavirus but that the worst is now behind him.
Carson said his initial symptoms were light, but then he became “desperately ill,” and noted that he has “several co-morbidities” that played a role.
“President Trump was following my condition and cleared me for the monoclonal antibody therapy that he had previously received, which I am convinced saved my life,” Carson wrote. He said he is now “out of the woods.”
Carson said he hoped “we can all stop playing politics with medicine” and that there are a number of promising treatments to be tested and approved so that we can return to normalcy and re-open economies.
When the Housing and Urban Development Secretary first heard he was positive for the coronavirus, he said he wasn’t worried, that he had a Guy for that.
Carson told the Washington Post that his symptoms disappeared within hours after taking the supplement peddled by Mike Lindell, also called oleandrin.
“Anybody who has ever gotten COVID and taken it, they are fine in five hours, and the next day are running around playing floor hockey in the hallway,” Lindell has said, despite the lack of scientific evidence to suggests oleander extract is useful in treating COVID-19.
Back in August, Carson said he was reluctant to give the plant his seal of approval, but what did he have to lose?