In a shocking turn of events, Rep. Louie Gohmert has now reportedly been infected by the dreaded COVID 19 Coronavirus. On Wednesday, he hinted that he may have caught the virus while in an interview with the TV Station KETK.
Gohmert suggested that the contraction was due to fidgeting his mask and not wearing it correctly. Both of the mentioned things, can very possibly lead to a person being exposed to germs. However, the chances of spread are much higher when an infected person comes in close or skin contact with a non infected person.
Gohmert has been known for refusing masks, despite its importance being reiterated by professionals and health experts. Even though he said the contraction has not changed his opinion on masks, he agrees to wearing it now.
“I will not be around anybody for the next 10 days without making sure that I have a mask,” Gohmert said. “Because that’s the real danger. Once you have it, giving it to somebody else, and that’s when a mask if most important.”
Keeping in mind the surges, all states have been issued guidelines to maintain social distancing and the wearing of masks. Anybody who suspects his/her own self or any other specific person of COVID 19, should immediately isolate and inform the health experts.