After speaking out on Twitter to denounce the “hidden agenda” behind COVID-19’s “plantemic”, Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald was diagnosed with the disease before developing myocarditis this summer.
At least the Oilers announced Sunday. Archibald, the last player on the Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) team, has attended indefinitely, according to SportsNet.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart. A recent study from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified COVID-19 as a strong and important risk factor for myocarditis. Goalkeeper Alex Stallock, also from the Alberta company, developed myocarditis after suffering with COVID-19.
- Listen to Felix Sagwin’s column on QUB Radio:
⁇[Archibald] Oilers head coach Dave Tippett explained that he had a serious viral infection when he left his blockade, according to comments reported by Sportsnet. Tests have shown that at some point this summer he contracted COVID-19, and he has [eu des résultats positifs à des tests de dépistage] For antibodies. He suffers from myocarditis. “
Archibald seems to have joined conspiratorial movements since the outbreak began. On May 6, 2020, more than two and a half years after his last micros, he took to the floor on Twitter to question the existence of the pandemic and to share a YouTube video that has since been removed.
Five months later, he shared another video, this time from One America News, in support of Radical Right and Donald Trump, which questioned the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States.
Last year, Archibald reached the goal seven times and provided six assists for 13 points in 52 games with the Alberta team. This is his second season in the National League in the Oilers uniform worn by the Pittsburgh Penguins and Arizona Coyotes.
In 235 games on the Betman Tour, the 28-year-old has 39 goals and 31 assists for 70 points.