Unvaccinated Pauline Hanson reveals she has COVID

Ashleigh GleesonNCA NewsWire
Pauline Hanson has tested positive for Covid.
Camera IconPauline Hanson has tested positive for Covid. Credit: News Corp Australia

Anti-vaxxer Pauline Hanson has revealed she has tested positive to COVID after a trip to Perth.

Senator Hanson said she had tested positive on Saturday but symptoms first developed on Friday.

“I will self isolate in accordance with the current rules, and do the best I can to drive One Nation policies from home ahead of this weekend,” she said in a statement.

“I thank all of those people who have sent their well wishes, and I look forward to disappointing all of those who hope that I drop dead.”

A spokesman said that Senator Hanson had symptoms similar to the flu.

He said he wasn’t sure if she’d be out of isolation by election day.

“She’d actually done several tests prior to that but there was a positive test on Saturday,” he said.

“She’s not especially sick, it’s basically like a cold, it’s like the flu.”

The spokesman confirmed that Senator Hanson remained unvaccinated but said she had been treating herself with dewormer ivermectin.

It remains an unproven treatment the Therapeutic Goods Administration says can be dangerous.

Senator Hanson has previously slammed the COVID vaccine, despite it being proven to significantly reduce the severity of symptoms.

“I’ll tell you honestly,” she told Queensland business leaders in December.

“I haven’t had the jab, I don’t intend to have the jab, I’m not putting that shit into my body.”

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Camera IconPauline Hanson has tested positive for Covid. Credit: News Corp Australia

The upper house descended into chaos late last year after Senator Hanson attempted to introduce a private member’s bill seeking to ban mandatory vaccinations and overturn state and territory requirements for full vaccination to be required in some settings.

The bill was defeated by an overwhelming majority but five Coalition senators crossed the floor to vote for it.

The renegades included Liberal Senator Alex Antic and Matt Canavan from the Nationals.

Originally published as Unvaccinated Pauline Hanson reveals she has Covid

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