NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker is constant to wrestle along with his battle with COVID-19, warning that he may need to go on a ventilator as a consequence of his low oxygen ranges.
“I actually need a miracle at the moment!! My physician stated if my oxygen degree doesn’t enhance then he has no alternative however to place me on a ventilator,” Rep. David Byrd of Waynesboro stated in a Fb submit on Thursday.
Byrd, 63, was hospitalized over the weekend as a consequence of problems from the virus. He flew by helicopter from Wayne County Hospital to Saint Thomas in Nashville.
Byrd attended the Home GOP caucus assembly on Nov. 24 the place the almost 70-member group reelected legislative leaders. He additionally participated in a Home GOP in a single day retreat the weekend prior.
Byrd had attracted scrutiny for greater than a 12 months over allegations by three ladies of sexual misconduct three a long time in the past when he was a highschool instructor and their basketball coach. He was by no means charged. Two of the ladies alleged Byrd had inappropriately touched them; the third stated Byrd tried to.
Byrd apologized to one of many ladies in a cellphone name she recorded in early 2018, however he didn’t element his motion and denied something occurred with different college students.
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