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Rep. Matt Gaetz Denies Story About Him Contracting Coronavirus, But Admits He Has Antibodies

Rep. Matt Gaetz Denies Story About Him Contracting Coronavirus, But Admits He Has Antibodies

Matt Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida, is denying reports that he recently contracted coronavirus, but he admits that he does have antibodies.

One thing that a lot of people are pointing out on Twitter is that you can’t have antibodies without contracting the virus. The FDA says, “COVID-19 antibody tests can help identify people who may have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or have recovered from the COVID-19 infection.”

Politico reported, “Another high-profile member of the president’s circle tested positive: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida told multiple people on Capitol Hill and in the White House that he too had contracted the virus.” The headline of the story was, “Another Trump ally contracted coronavirus.”

Gaetz responded to the story on Twitter by saying, “This story is false. I have the antibodies, not the virus. Politico DC is barely journalism.”

In his tweet, Gaetz says that he does not have the virus right now, though Politico doesn’t seem to have ever implied that he has the virus at this moment.

Gaetz went on a Twitter rant on Saturday morning (November 7), replying to many tweets about the story.

Click inside to read the rest of his many tweets…

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