LAWYER JOMO THOMAS, has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and is isolating for two weeks. In an interview on radio this week the former Speaker of the House Of Assembly indicated that he was at the September 9 protest, days before coming down with symptoms but did not want to say definitively that it may have been there that he became infected.
Thomas said that he felt unwell over the weekend, that there was no pain, but a slight fluctuating temperature. After getting tested at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Monday September 13, his belief that he had Covid-19 was confirmed.
Speaking on BOOM 106.9 on Tuesday, September 14, he said, “I am doing what I have been doing for years so I am hoping that all will be well. I take my vitamins. I do my exercise, I eat properly, so I am pretty sure I am gonna be well.”
Among those vitamins and drugs that he is taking, he has admitted to ingesting Ivermectin “for human beings”.
“I have seen where people say that Ivermectin is for horse and cows…in 2015 there is a gentleman who won a noble prize in medicine and one of the things in which he did his work was Ivermectin and it was Ivermectin for human beings, the way it was used for anti-malarial treatment,” he indicated.
The Food and Drug Administration( FDA) has said that it has not “authorized or approved Ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.
“Currently available data do not show Ivermectin is effective against COVID-19. Clinical trials assessing Ivermectin tablets for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in people are ongoing,” the FDA states.
Taking large doses of the drug is said to be dangerous.
When asked where he suspected he may have contracted the virus, Thomas responded contemplatively ,“Difficult to say but in the last week I didn’t spend too much time on the street. May be… it could have been Thursday, but I don’t want to say Thursday because I probably would be saying something that may not necessarily be correct,” the lawyer confirming that he was at the protest on Thursday. When asked by the host if he wore a mask, Thomas replied: “I wore a mask and then one time I went up the street and I forgot my mask and I didn’t stay very long but it doesn’t take a long time for any such thing to happen. “ The counsel said that his general mindset hasn’t changed in the least in apparent reference to the taking of the COVID19 vaccine. “I don’t know what could be the basis for a change in mindset. I don’t think that I’ve held any position that is outlandish, that should cause a rearrangement in my ideas or thoughts or opinions.”
Thomas added,“I have said that informed consent is crucial and important and that once people are armed with informed consent, they should go ahead and do what they think is in their best interest.”
His condition yesterday, September 16, was reported to be “good”.
“There’s some mucus that I am working on so I try to ensure that I do the steam therapy you know with natural oils and so on to help to get that out of my nostrils and as far as possible in my throat and even further down in my chest area. But I haven’t had any pains, I haven’t had any aches except for slight temperature fluctuation…,” he said.