Sarah Palin says she has 'bizarre' COVID-19 symptoms and urges Americans to wear masks
- Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee, announced she and two of her children contracted
- Palin urged Americans to wear masks, calling it "better than doing nothing to slow the spread" of the virus.
- A host of mostly Republican-led states have lifted their statewide
pandemicrestrictions, including mask mandates.
Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee, announced on Wednesday that she had been infected with COVID-19 and urged Americans to wear masks, breaking from many of her Republican allies."Through it all, I view wearing that cumbersome mask indoors in a crowd as not only allowing the newfound luxury of being incognito, but trust it's better than doing nothing to slow the spread," Palin, 57, told People Magazine.
"I strongly encourage everyone to use common sense to avoid spreading this and every other virus out there," she said, adding that her case shows "anyone can catch this."After making headlines last year for her performance on Fox's "Masked Singer," Palin joked, "History will show we Masked Singer visitors were masked before being masked was cool."
A host of mostly Republican-led states have lifted their statewide pandemic restrictions, including mask mandates, which experts say is helping fuel an uptick in COVID-19 cases. President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on GOP governors to reinstate their mask mandates and slow the reopening of their states.