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katakowsj  ·  291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The only Trump health update that is relevant:

I’m in the Detroit metro area. Had some Founder’s Breakfast Oatmeal Stout with a friend Saturday night. Founder’s has some great beer.

Where are you located? I don’t drink a ton of beer, but Founder’s is top of my list. Either that, or anything Bell’s Brewery is great. Do they charge an arm and a leg for it by you? Ounce for ounce both those breweries, to me, are reliably the best value around and readily available.

am_Unition  ·  291 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm wayyyy down in TX. I've had Bell's "Oberon"! It was one of my favorite commonly-on-tap beers in Tennessee for the couple of times I went there. That's crazy, it must mean that Appalachia doesn't have many intermediately sized breweries. I didn't know Bell Brewing was also from your neck of the woods.

We have sooooo many breweries, of varying sizes, here. To this day, I can still get beer from some of the smaller ones, so that's cool. I know that at one point, we had some state-level laws that were very unfavorable to allowing smaller breweries to increase their distribution, but I think those have been lifted. InBev's doing (Anheuser-Busch rebranded), no doubt.

And yeah, if Trump got sick at the Rose Garden event on September 26th, that was (..........) only ten days ago. I can almost 100% assure you, it was Trump who concocted the narrative that he "beat" covid. It's quite possible that his overexertion, masked to his own perception by some damn good 'roids, will weaken his body to the point of perhaps involuntary sedation and intubation later this week.

My heart goes out to every covid victim and their families, friends, coworkers, everybody affected. I wish we had a president capable of expressing empathy. The nation needs to begin a collective healing that is only being prolonged as we sink further into disruption injected by POTUS. Ugh.

katakowsj  ·  291 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On topic, I have a colleague whose 71 year-old Mom went in to a local hospital to treat a UTI about 3 weeks ago. Her Mom caught COVID in the hospital. Mom is struggling on a vent right now and barely responsive. Doesn’t look good for her.

Fortunately, my colleague has not tested positive, or had symptoms two weeks after exposure.

kleinbl00  ·  290 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My mother-in-law asked my wife to prescribe her Cipro to treat a UTI. My wife told her to go see the damn doctor. She survived but now I feel really shitty.