Karen Whitsett Bio
Karen Whitsett is an American politician serving as a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives from District 9. She tested posted for coronavirus and alleges that hydroxychloroquine helped her recover.
Karen Whitsett Age
Karen’s age is unknown.
Karen Whitsett Husband
Karen is married to Jason who is an engineer at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The c
Karen Whitsett State Representative
Karen is serving her first term as a representative in the 9th House District, which encompasses part of the cities of Detroit and Dearborn. According to Michigan House, she focuses on preventing and reforming tax foreclosure processes, protecting vital senior citizen services, and assisting entrepreneurs secure resources to develop our community.
She previously served as a community organizer and who fought for reduced auto insurance rates for our citizens and advocated for neighborhood improvement projects.
Karen Whitsett Coronavirus
Whitsett tested positive for COVID-19, she was not in attendance at the March 17 session and has self-quarantined since becoming ill.
House Democratic Leader Christine Greig said, “I also am praying for her speedy recovery, and for the safety of her friends and family Rep. Whitsett’s positive result is another reminder that everyone must follow the recommended guidelines and in practice social distancing to stop the spread of this virus. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms should contact their medical provider.”
Karen Whitsett Hydroxychloroquine
State Rep. Karen Whitsett says that hydroxychloroquine and President Donald Trump, who touted the drug, saved her life in the battle of COVID-19. She said she learned on Monday, April 6, 2020 that she has tested positive for COVID-19 but had been taking hydroxychloroquine since March 31 after her doctor’s prescription after she and her husband sought treatment for a range of symptoms.
She told Detroit Free Press that she started experiencing shortness of breath, sinus issues, and swollen lymph nodes. Her doctor prescribed the drug as Trump has repeatedly touted the drug in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin, despite criticism from health professionals that it is unproven and potentially dangerous. She added that she started feeling relieve in “less than two hours.”
Whitsett also credits the president for saving her life. “It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up. He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority.”
Asked whether she thinks Trump may have saved her life, Whitsett said: “Yes, I do,” and “I do thank him for that.”
Karen Whitsett Trump
On Monday, April 6, Trump tweeted a link to the Free Press story about Whitsett’s experience and congratulated her.
Congratulations to State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan. So glad you are getting better! https://t.co/v6z46rUDtg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 6, 2020