Kristy Swanson, known for starring in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie and for being a Trump supporter who protests public health protocols, has been hospitalised with Covid.
The anti-vax actress made the disclosure on Twitter, asking for prayers after taking “an ambulance ride to the hospital” and being put on oxygen after the disease “jumped into my lungs.”
She declared herself “in good spirits and in great hands.”
Swanson, 51, was hospitalised in New Jersey on Sunday (Oct 31) after coming down with Covid-related pneumonia, she said. She said she had been on the mend when it spread and that she was now being given Baricitinib and blood thinners to prevent clots.
The actress has been a vocal supporter of the former president as well as a critic of Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, and of scientists.
Swanson did not reveal her vaccination status but stated Monday that she had never claimed to be an anti-vaxx.
But she has implied in other statements that vaccine mandates were a money-making ploy. She has also promoted baseless conspiracy theories about Fauci and shared anti-mask sentiments as well, Huffington Post noted.
A project she was involved with was shut down in June after safety concerns around Covid and child labour came to the fore, The Wrap reported.
Many of Swanson’s nearly 400,000 Twitter followers responded with well wishes, while others suggested she could use the opportunity to stop spreading misinformation about the novel coronavirus and the pandemic.
In addition to the 1992 slayer movie, the actress has appeared in Pretty In Pink and Dude, Where’s My Car? and has met with Trump at the White House, tweeting a photo of the two of them in the Oval Office, The Hill noted.
While breakthrough cases are possible among vaccinated people, being inoculated has shown to keep people out of the hospital and prevent serious illness. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service