Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) has tested positive for the deadly disease a second time.
The congressman had believed his recovery from the first Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus infection gave him “natural immunity” but he and his immediate family members still fell ill again.
“I have COVID (CCP Virus), Becca has COVID, my son has COVID,” he said on Facebook. “Becca and I had COVID before, early on, in January 2020–before the world really knew what it was.”
Higgins seized the opportunity to accuse the Chinese regime of deliberately allowing the virus to spread around the world.
“This is our second experience with the CCP[‘s] biological attack weaponized virus,” he said.
The Chinese regime claims the virus, also known as SARS-CoV-2, spread to humans from bat meat sold at a Wuhan wet market in mainland China during 2019. However, the Republican refuses to accept this explanation, and maintains the CCP Virus is a bioweapon developed by China’s military. Beijing denies the allegation.
The congressman revealed his latest infection was more difficult to recover from compared to his previous experience in January 2020. He and his family members are receiving a variety of treatments.
“This episode is far more challenging [and] it has required all of my devoted energy,” he said. “Our prognosis is positive. We are very healthy generally speaking, and our treatment of any health concern always encompasses western, eastern, and holistic variables.”
Higgins previously encouraged everyone to be vaccinated, and “aggressively promoted” benefits of the shot. However, he totally condemns any vaccine mandate at a federal level.
The 59-year-old is also no fan of U.S. Congress members being immunized first, according to an editorial board in the Daily American newspaper of Lake Charles.
Louisiana has experienced one of the greatest spikes in new infections lately. Only a limited number of residents have been vaccinated according to NBC News.
White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients revealed the Pelican State and other parts of the nation recently experienced a jump in the number of people administered the jab.
“People in these states are feeling the impact of being unvaccinated and responding with action,” he said according to the broadcaster.
Democrats arguably trust experimental vaccines more while GOP members prefer to let individuals make their own informed medical decisions about the shot.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) revealed there are different opinions about the vaccine.
“It was a miracle for them to come up with a vaccine in such a short amount of time,” she said according to Yahoo News. “It should not be forced, it should not be mandated. Information needs to be found out, there are reports of side effects, [and] there are obviously reports of deaths.”
“I encourage people to make up their own mind,” she added.
However, there are exceptions to this rule. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered just two options for the Delta variant: either be vaccinated or accept lockdowns.