Kristy Swanson, who is known for playing the titular character in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, revealed Monday that she was hospitalized with COVID-related pneumonia, and required oxygen.
The FDA authorized the use of the drug baricitinib, along with remdesivir, for emergency purposes when an adult is hospitalized with COVID and using supplemental oxygen. The combination has been proven to reduce recovery time within 29 days. Data from the CDC shows that people who aren’t fully vaccinated are 10 times more likely to wind up in the hospital due to COVID, and 10 times more likely to die from complications.
In recent years, Swanson has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, echoing his misinformation about the virus and vaccine. In September, she compared COVID to a new strain of the flu that comes out every year, and claimed vaccine mandates were a money-making scheme.
Still, Swanson doesn’t consider herself to be anti-vax. It’s unclear if she was vaccinated prior to her infection.