Popular right-wing radio host Glenn Beck announced on Wednesday that he contracted COVID for a second time and it is starting to affect his lungs.
“I am great, Mark. I am great, Mark. Despite having COVID and seeing the destruction of our country,” Beck told fellow right-wing radio host Mark Levin on his show.
“Do you have COVID right now?” Levin asked.
“Ya, I do, It’s starting to go into my lungs today and a little disturbing. I’m on all the medications and treatments and everything else, so,” Beck said.
Beck said the monoclonal antibody treatment “doesn’t seem to be working” against his infection, but he is taking Ivermectin, an anti parasite drug proven to be ineffective against COVID.
Studies have shown that monoclonal antibodies are not as effective against the Omicron variant than they are against other COVID cases.
Beck told Levin that he had been sick for “about a week” adding “I’m not going downhill. I mean, I think I’m feeling better. It’s just getting into my lungs … you will want to avoid that.”
Still, he said he’s “not concerned” about the infection but it is probably not the best thing “that he is fatty-fat-fatso, and I got some other issues.”
Beck told Tucker Carlson in April that he had already contracted COVID and will not be vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who have previously contracted the virus still get vaccinated.
“Those who do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more than 2 times as likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get fully vaccinated after their recovery,” the CDC says.