Kristy Swanson was hospitalized on Monday for COVID-19-related pneumonia. The 51-year-old actress has been openly skeptical of COVID vaccines and critical of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official.
Swanson, best known for playing Buffy in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, asked for prayers as she was taken to a New Jersey hospital by ambulance. The conservative actress said she was at the "tail end of my COVID diagnosis" when her oxygen levels dropped. She tweeted she’s "OK" as she thanked first responders and hospital staff. Thank you all for the prayers it truly means a lot to me. I can feel it �. Just little more clarification & update, I was just at the tail end of my Covid diagnosis when it jumped into my lungs. So they are treating me with Baricitinib & blood thinners so I don’t clot. I’m ok. Virtua memorial in Mount Holly NJ has been incredible. They are so on top it and have a wonderful staff. My night nurse is Rose and I love her because she takes care of me and that’s my moms name �The paramedics in NJ are super pro, friggin amazing and hot AF! I’m doing great ❤️ On Tuesday, Swanson said her oxygen levels were improving. My oxygen level was at 92 yesterday, now I’m at 95 today! And I found pressed powder and lipgloss in my purse ���� As news broke about Swanson’s COVID-19 diagnosis — The New York Post tweeted an article with the headline "Anti-vax ‘Obamagate’ actor Kristy Swanson hospitalized with COVID" — she replied that she’s not "anti-vax." It’s unclear if she is vaccinated, though.