Sucks to be hospitalized by a shamdemic:
Volusia County Council member Fred Lowry, who as a preacher promoted conspiracy theories about COVID-19 and other topics, has been hospitalized with the virus, according to a news report.
The 66-year-old last attended a council meeting on August 17, the Daytona Beach News Journal reported.
Lowry has been battling the infection for about three weeks, County Chair Jeff Brower said, according to the report.
“We did not have a pandemic, folks. We were lied to,” Lowry said in a May 30 sermon at Deltona Lakes Baptist Church.
The registered Republican, who is serving his second four-year term on the council, called Dr. Anthony Fauci “Dr. Falsey” and said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was a liar and pervert, the newspaper reported.