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Whereabouts, situation of Washington lawmaker with COVID-19 unknown

The whereabouts and situation of a state senator from Washington state are unknown weeks after his location was final reported at a Florida hospital the place he was being handled for COVID-19.

State Sen. Doug Ericksen (R) despatched an e mail to different state lawmakers on Nov. 11 saying he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus throughout a visit to El Salvador, in keeping with a Seattle NBC affiliate. In the e-mail, he additionally mentioned that an antibody remedy for the virus was unavailable in his Central American location and requested the opposite lawmakers in the event that they knew of any means he may get it.

“It’s to the purpose I’d really feel it will be helpful for me to obtain an IV of monoclonal antibodies (Regeneron),” he mentioned, per the NBC affiliate.

He organized for a flight from El Salvador shortly thereafter, in keeping with a former state lawmaker who talked to native Washington newspaper The Bellingham Herald, and was then taken to the Florida hospital.

No one has since heard from the lawmaker, who has served Washington state for many years.

Multiple sources and folks near Ericksen, contacted by reporters, defined they’ve heard nothing in regards to the senator since his disappearance, per the Herald.

“I really don’t have any information. It’s all going through the family now,” Ericksen’s legislative assistant Sandy Ruff advised the newspaper.

Ericksen, 52, was born and raised in Whatcom County in Washington. He’ has been in state workplace since 1998, serving six phrases within the state House of Representatives earlier than he was first elected as a state senator in 2010. 

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