Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Glenn Beck Claims His Kids Have COVID-19

Talk host Glenn Beck claims his children tested positive for COVID-19 and that it doesn’t appear to be a big deal, reports The NY Daily News.

“They all were sick for two days and had a wussy little fever and a headache, you know, like a bad cold as they described it to me,” the 56-year-old host said on Monday's radio show.

According to Beck, his kids tested positive over the weekend so he’s airing his show from suburban Dallas, Texas, home to be on the safe side.

“So now everybody in the house has COVID or had COVID except for my two grandchildren and me,” he said.

Beck appeared annoyed by his doctor’s warnings that he falls into the high-risk category of the virus that has killed more than 140,000 Americans.

“I’m just assuming I’m going to get it I guess... uh… the doctor was like, ‘You have a, you know, bad immune system, blah blah blah, you have, you know, immune problems,” Beck said. “And I was like eh, ehhh.”

He claimed that getting sick in this fashion would be worth it so he could develop antibodies to the infection.

His co-host Steve Burguiere noted the infection impacts people differently and the seemingly harmless sickness Beck’s children are experiencing could be very dangerous to their out-of-shape, middle-aged father.

“If this is the strain you’re going to get though, I mean, I know that’s it’s bad ... but if this is the strain you’re going to get, this is the one to get,” Beck said.

Beck then claimed his doctor put him on a prescription plan that included hydroxychloroquine — an anti-malaria popular with right-wing conspiracy theorists, despite its having no proven effect on COVID-19. The FDA has warned that hydroxychloroquine even poses risks to some patients.

Beck claimed his physician also prescribed the lung-steroid budesonide.

While he didn’t seem concerned about getting sick, the conservative commentator joked he might be able to exploit his COVID-19 battle for ratings.

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