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Aisling O’Loughlin says she won't take Covid test despite feeling 'sick' and coughing in video

The former Xposé presenter said she was feeling unwell in a video in which she also praised Jim Corr

Clodagh Meaney

Anti-vaxxer and former Xposé star Aisling O’Loughlin has said that she is refusing to take a Covid-19 PCR test, despite showing symptoms of the virus.

Taking to her Telegram page, the mother of three revealed that she has been feeling under the weather.

“Bit of an old raspy cough going on,” she began.

“Somebody asked me, did I go get tested?” she laughed.

“No, it’s a cough, sure I’ll be grand as they say, I don’t need to get tested. I don’t need ethylene oxide up me snot to tell me if I’m sick or not, sure I know I am.”

“I'll be grand, it’s cold, it's the time of the year.”

It came as the 43-year-old was sharing a message of praise and appreciation for Jim Corr, the controversial member of The Corrs.

She told the camera that Jim is one of three men who have been doing “trojan work for Ireland, for your kids and for us.”

Branding him a warrior, she said he was the most beautiful member of The Corrs.

“Jim is the guy who stood up all these years, and got ridiculed for it by the Irish people.”

“He’s years ahead of the game really,” she went on.

Aisling has also praised Jim Corr

“He hasn’t been afraid to talk about the really hard stuff like child trafficking and child abuse and all that really icky stuff that people just cannot bear to talk about it because it’s too hard.

“Jim has stood his ground, all these years, and he's standing shoulder to shoulder now with Irish people again, despite being treated so appallingly.

“I really think collectively we owe him an apology,” she continued. “I am tipping my hat to Jim today for all his hard work and for steadfastly presenting the facts and steadfastly being there and not hiding.”

The former TV presenter said she has gotten to know the controversial musician throughout the last year.

“You're a beautiful, beautiful person with a beautiful soul and you stand for truth and integrity,” she said in a direct address to the father of one as she wished him a Merry Christmas.

Jim previously said that the Irish Government’s reaction to Covid-19 is “the biggest mass deception ever perpetrated on humankind".

He followed in the footsteps of former Aisling when he began broadcasting his conspiracy theories on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram.

In a video, he addressed his followers in front of a green screen background depicting a mock newsroom and made numerous claims regarding PCR testing.

Aisling O'Loughlin

The Dundalk native said: “The public have been terrified into accepting emergency measures they would never normally accept but for this excessive fear enthusiastically generated and maintained by the mainstream media.”

“The Government’s think tanks and spin doctors have expertly honed their abilities to take full advantage of any crisis that may arise and use it to implement disaster capitalism protocols, one of which is to put different opposing sets of information into the newsfeeds to cause confusion, division, and to facilitate social media censorship by way of ‘fact checkers’ which are really censors.”

“For example, the inventor of the PCR test, Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullis stated it was not to be used for diagnostic purposes. Depending on the cycle amplification, false positives can, do, and will occur.”

While this claim has been shared around social media channels, it is untrue. The quote regarding the limitations of PCR tests was not directly said by Mullis, and is not evidence the test is fraudulent, according to the Reuters Fact Check team.

Corr continued: “Is this why we have healthy people being mislabeled as cases? The PCR test does not distinguish between the common cold, the flu, or Covid-19 and if you’ve been recently vaccinated against the flu, that too could register as a positive.”

This statement is also misleading as the swab tests used to diagnose Covid-19 are highly specific, but antibody tests, however, can establish if someone has antibodies from other coronaviruses. These are not being used to diagnose Covid-19.

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