Glenn Beck’s COVID-19 isn’t getting better, it seems, and instead of updating his views on vaccination and other protections against the virus, he’s just moving on to another set of unsupported and unproven medical recommendations.
In the clip below, via Media Matters‘ Brendan Karet, Beck tells fellow right-wing radio host Mark Levin that COVID-19 is in his lungs, and that his doctor is helping him through a regimen that includes hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Ivermectin.
on Mark Levin's radio show, Glenn Beck announced:
-he has COVID
-he's taking ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine (doubt it)
-He's a "fatty-fat-fatso" pic.twitter.com/Ck5xzT4MCY
— Brendan Karet (@bad_takes) January 13, 2022
It’s certainly possible — while the American Medical Association and FDA are urging doctors not to prescribe these drugs for COVID-19, and instead to educate patients on why they aren’t approved, there are still websites that list providers who will prescribe them — although a lot aren’t physically located in the U.S.
Beck says he’s been sick with the virus for about a week. Sure enough, it was just about a week ago that he aired an interview with former President Donald Trump, taking a break partway through to announce he’s under quarantine due to being diagnosed with the virus. Notably, though, he seemed to suggest at the time that something that had been ‘helping’ him was a brand of diet bars (unsurprisingly, with link and promo code).
Glenn Beck’s Trump interview airs tonight. Halfway through, cut to commercial where Beck announces he has covid and then tries to sell his audience health bars. pic.twitter.com/WIFoykgJKV
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) January 6, 2022
Here’s Beck last March, mocking those who worried that the lack of precautions required in Texas would increase the number of infections.
According to a Washington Post editorial, life in Texas without COVID restrictions "feels like an exercise in survival".
Couldn't agree more. Super hard surviving that walk to the safety of the restaurant table. pic.twitter.com/9wmOOVl0QT
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 8, 2021
Beck says that he’s been able to continue airing his radio show throughout his illness.
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