Candace Owens says Covid-19 could've 'killed' her after she was 'refused' asthma treatment due to govt mandates
'I had a very scary situation happen to me and I can't imagine how many people have died in similar situations. I'm already hearing horror stories,' Owens said
Candace Owens has claimed that she almost died due to Covid-19 due as doctors are "actively refusing" to treat patients due to "government mandates." She had walked into a medical facility in order to seek treatment for her asthma and claimed that the doctors initially denied treatment to her after deducing it was something more than the respiratory disorder she's been "pretty severely" battling since her early years. The conservative commentator took to her Twitter page to narrate the ordeal she had to go through and raised concerns about how doctors are "actively refusing to treat patients due to government mandates."
COVID-19 could have killed me today. Doctors are now actively refusing to treat patients due to government mandates. https://t.co/zGGctuN7fu— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 8, 2020
Owens is seven months pregnant and said she was struggling to breathe at the asthma clinic in Washington D.C on Tuesday, October 6. "I had a very scary situation happen to me and I can't imagine how many people have died in similar situations. I'm already hearing horror stories," Owens said at the beginning of the 15-minute long video that she shared.
Owens said that her asthma attacks are not very frequent but when she does have them, they get difficult to handle. She further said that the pregnancy had worsened a lot of her allergies and she had accidentally gotten into a situation that triggered her asthma and she did try to bring it under control with her emergency inhaler. She used her inhaler almost 20 times but was unable to bring it under control. She said that she began "wheezing heavily" and could "feel (her) chest constricting more and more" and was having trouble taking air in.
The next morning she walked into a well-recommended asthma clinic and said she had to go through two temperature checks and also wear a mask which is not an ideal situation for asthmatics before she could get to a doctor. As per Owens, she was then told that she needed an immediate nebulizer because her oxygen levels were low due to not having been able to breathe for a long time now. She said the nebulizer takes five minutes to administer and the machine was "one foot" away but the doctor informed her that he was no longer allowed to use the breathing device because of Covid-19 restrictions, she said.
"He said we're going to have to call an ambulance and get you to a hospital now. He said there is a pressurized room in the hospital where they can allow you to have the breathing treatment that you need. They are not allowed to give it to you anywhere else in the entire city," Candace was informed by the doctor.
Owens said that she refused to "add hours" to her suffering and pay thousand dollars for the ambulance and hospital bills and instead requested a prescription but that the doctor secretly called a "swarm of paramedics" who appeared "in the hallway with a stretcher... to take (her)." She said that the paramedics decided to agree with her and give her the nebulizer but she couldn't receive it on the clinic premises or the ambulance due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines that prevented it. She was then given the treatment in her car after which she quickly recovered.
"So much for black lives matter: happy to let me and my baby die. So much for social distancing: happy to call in the paramedics. So much for the hospitals are overwhelmed: they're happy to send you (there) for something that could have been resolved in five minutes in the doctor's office," she said concernedly in the video. The CDC is yet to comment on these claims made by Owens.
Owens has made a name for herself among the far-right by sharing her political opinions on social media and for founding the "Blexit" movement, which encourages black Americans to cut their historic ties with the Democrats, according to the Sun. She has also dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement as "whiny toddlers pretending to be oppressed." On June 3, she also shared a video that featured her calling out the Black community for upholding George Floyd as a "martyr" by pointing out his various arrests over the years.
She's also an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump and he too has expressed that the fondness is mutual. She's also very supportive of Trump's anti-mask stance and said "The fear of COVID has subsided and been replaced with a deeper fear of government overreach," and uses the hashtag UnMaskAmerica to show her support on social media.
Democrats are once again, categorically misreading America. Americans want to be unmasked and reopened. The fear of Covid has subsided and been replaced with a deeper fear of government overreach.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 6, 2020
Trump is winning on this issue, BIGLY.#UnMaskAmerica https://t.co/uzHtbQwQgG