Actor Kristy Swanson, the original “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” said Monday she has been hospitalized in New Jersey after contracting COVID-19.

“Prayers for me please. Yesterday, an ambulance took me to the hospital. I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all covid related of course I’m in good spirits and in great hands,” she tweeted.

Swanson said she was “at the tail end” of her COVID-19 infection when it “jumped into my lungs.” She said she was being treated at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly with blood thinners and baricitinib, a rheumatoid arthritis drug authorized by the FDACOVID-19 emergency treatment.

Swanson, a vocal supporterFormer President Donald TrumpShe frequently posts misinformation on coronavirus to Twitter where she has nearly 390,000. Recent she promoted debunked conspiracy theories that the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, “murders puppies.” She has also shared anti-mask anti-vaccineShe also tweeted a few words last month. suggested the government implemented vaccine mandatesMake money.

In response to a New York Post report Monday characterizing her as anti-vaccine, Swanson tweeted, “I have NEVER said I am anti-vax.”

“What do you know about my medical or Covid history?” she replied to another tweet from a critic who hoped that she would “get well enough to apologize to the people taking care of you for adding to their burden by not getting vaccinated” and that she would spread the word to others about her mistake.

COVID-19 can be contracted by both vaccinated individuals and those not vaccinated. However, people who have had the vaccine are less likely to contract it, get seriously ill, or even die. Also, people who are vaccinated have a lower chance of contracting COVID-19. less likely to infect others

It’s not clear if Swanson is vaccinated against COVID-19. HuffPost reached out for comment to a representative.


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