I FELL AGAIN

I am falling again. This is the second time in 2 weeks.

I suspect it is the self-quarantine. I have not left the house. Not using the cane while home. Always something to grab on if I think I am going to fall.

Not working out that way as the 2 recent falls evidence.

I am back to wobbling. Walk ok. Then suddenly drifting from one side to the other.

Last night’s fall was not one of my best. I still feel it. On top of the fall 2 weeks ago from which I had not yet totally recovered.

Hurt like hell. Fortunately, no fractures.

How long will I continue to be so lucky?

Anyhow, I am even going to go to bed with the cane from this point forward. It will be with me all the time.

There will be no Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou tonight. I feel tired and beat up. Don’t want to handle preparing for the show and then doing it. So it is an afternoon and night off for me and those who listen to the blog talk radio show.

Trump must be looking for a way to die. Taking a hydroxychloroquine pill every day for 1 1/2 weeks. Trump is obese. No question about it. Of necessity, he must have heart problems. Too old and too fat not to have any.

The FDA says don’t take the pill. The VA says its experience with it is the drug kills people with heart problems. Even FOX’s Neil Cavuto last night was adamant in stressing how wrong it was for Trump to take the pill. Several times he repeated it kills!

A few weeks ago, the news came out that Trump was pushing the production of the drug and its mass sale in New York and New Jersey. Two States buried with coronavirus cases. Trump was pushing hard. I cannot help but wonder what interest he, his family or some friends might have in the sale of the drug.

I put nothing past the man.

I go even a step further. I question whether Trump is even taking the drug. He has to have sufficient smartness not to be that stupid. I suspect he is lying.

The drug is not Socrates’ hemlock. Socrates was forced to drink the hemlock. He was ordered to death. By his own hand via the drink or some other more painful method.

His pill consumption is closer to Jim Jones’ Kool Aide. A more voluntary consumption.

Keep in mind the number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S.

On March 1, less than 100. Today, in excess of 90,000. Ninety thousand in less than 3 months.

Average deaths in U.S. at this time roughly 1,000 a day.

All the result of Trump’s screw ups.

Compiled data clearly indicates that more older men with heart failure than women similarly conditioned  are dying from the virus. Based on the results of a new Netherlands study.

It was initially thought more older heart problemed men were dying because of their wayward lives. More drinking and smoking than women.

Italian data reveals more older heart problemed men than women died. Seventy percent more.

The new study suggests the cause if a key enzyme that men have more of than women. The enzyme is angiotensin-converting-enzyme. Referred to as ACE2.

ACE2 makes it easier for the coronavirus to enter the body. The virus latches on to the inhibitors.

Hurricane noises are being heard already. Tropical storm Arthur is skipping up the eastern seaboard far enough out to do no damage.

More hurricanes expected, however.

Recent studies indicate global warming a contributing factor to the increase of wind speeds. Hurricanes were studied for 40 years in arriving at the conclusion.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted the study.

A step back in history.

It was on this day in 1538 that Henry VIII’s second wife was executed. Anne Boleyn.

Anne did everything to entice Henry to get rid of wife number 1 and marry her. She was a sexy pixie and shared her charms freely and enticingly to the King.

Anne failed Henry in one extremely important regard. She bore him a daughter rather than a son.

She was charged with adultery, incest, and conspiracy against the King. The veracity of the charges questionable.

Henry claimed Anne had seduced him by witchcraft.

She was sentenced to death by burning or execution. Henry decided execution by beheading. He did show her mercy however. Rather than have her head severed by an ax, he permitted a sword to be used. Apparently more humane.

In a sense, Anne won. Title to the crown important. It was her daughter Elizabeth who ultimately became Queen Elizabeth I and ruled gloriously for 40 years.

May Johnson and I have something in common. She wrote in her diary she fell on yesterday’s date in 1896. I fell 124 years later on the same day in 2020.

Enjoy your day!

 

29 comments on “I FELL AGAIN

  1. I completely agree with you about Trump not actually taking no hydroxychloroquine pills, it’s a ruse and a con. He’s telling everybody he’s taking the pill ’cause he knows it will grab the headlines, something he’s willing to do at ANY cost. Besides, like you say, it’ll drive the stock up for himself and his buddies! Just more con and any additional deaths from this con are clearly on HIS hands.

  2. The Donald gets today’s Forest Gump “Stupid is as stupid does” award. (Of course, The Donald has a shelf full of the awards: “the virus will go away just like magic” and “can we inject the disinfectant” are examples.)

    Today it’s “I’m taking hydroxychloroquine.” Not only is he being stupid, but he also announced to the world that he is stupid.

    But we already knew that because of how many “Stupid is as stupid does awards” he already has.

    Now about that, “maybe he’s lying” thing. Naw. Couldn’t be. The Donald never lies, does he? Wait. According to the Washington Post, they have verified The Donald has told over 18,000 lies or distorted truths since taking office. Those are just the verified ones. So yeah, I don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

    Haven’t You Had Enough

  3. As usual, there is a lot of misinformation out there about Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. The drug is manufactured mostly in India and is currently being used there by front line medical personnel as a prophylaxis against COVID-19. It is also being recommended by medical authorities in China, South Korea, parts of Europe and parts of Africa for the same purpose.

    Chloroquine has been around for more than 40 years, and is generally considered safe when proscribed by a doctor. I have taken it myself as a preventative against malaria while traveling in South America. It can have significant side effects, including heart problems. There has not yet been sufficient testing or validation or body of evidence in the US to know if it might be successfully used here as a prophylaxis against COVID-19.

    If Donald Trump is taking it under the supervision of his doctor, then that is his call to make. It’s not up to the public or the media to determine what might be medically appropriate for him.

      • Typical TROLL response, especially from someone with apparently serious comprehension issues. However, in this case it looks more like someone talking to himself!

    • Well written response John, except for your facts. There seems to be a considerable body of evidence by doctors who are treating the CaronaVirus on people with CaronVirus who are saying that their findings are that so far hydroxychloroquine has proven ineffective at best and more harmful by the numbers than those NOT taking the drug. Granted this has only been in the theatre for a few months, but that’s FAR more data than you seem to be willing to use in your study.

      Frankly, I question why you would be so eager to jump to anyone’s defense in such a sloppy way so quickly, apart from the obvious probability you so often try and deny!

      • I agree that hydroxychloroquine Has not been shown to be effective as a treatment for COVID-19. There is no sufficient body of evidence to support its use as a TREATMENT. My comment was to its use as a prophylaxis against ACQUIRNG the disease, just as it has been used as a preventative against malaria and other virus-borne diseases. There is considerable evidence for its use in that context, mostly in other countries as I pointed out.

        And I’m not suggesting it’s use as a vaccine, which it certainly is not.

        I wouldn’t bring it up at all here on Lou’s blog except for the judgements from Lou and others that taking the drug is dangerous or stupid. There are many valid and safe uses for the drug under the supervision of a physician. As I said, I have taken it myself with no ill effects.

        • Really John? Expermanting on the President of the United States after all the experts who had first hand knowledge of what was happening in the VA system speaking out about it’s dangers? I really think you are reaching beyond what you yourself know to be honest. And to hide behind the phrase “There is no sufficient body of evidence” is stretching it as best and sounds more like attempted clever pejorative use.

          • I don’t have access to the President’s current medical records, his medical history or his list of medications. Neither do you. It would be completely wrong, even if we were physicians, for either you or I to suggest that he take a certain drug or not take it.

            • John, that’s not the point and you know it. Don’t try and change the subject, you do this all the time.

              Smart money would not take him at his word, but you come out quickly to try and give him cover. I am saying YOU are wrong to do this and should know better, especially as you have always tried to paint yourself as skeptical and neutral. Turns out you are not who you pretend to be.

              • You deserve a courteous response. And I would offer one, except that I truly do not understand Your post. What is it that you are asking me or accusing me of? I believe I was talking about the potential use of hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis against COVID-19, and the President’s decision to take it for that purpose. What am I missing?

                • Maybe self awareness John, or whoever you are. Somehow I don’t think that’s possible and that in reality you are nothing but a phony operator who has an inflated opinion of himself and down deep thinks he clever enough to fool everybody around him. +

      • How about you prove he does, after all my stated ‘belief’ has a far better chance of being correct, given the fact of how much Donald Trump, the President of the United States, lies about such things (his medical issues), and I should know!

        Oh, and thank you for giving me the chance to comment about this.

      • The Donald’s 18,000 proven lies (and counting) are enough proof to not believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

        Haven’t You Had Enough

      • I too highly doubt he is taking those hydroxychloroquine pills, I mean he won’t even take those Viagra pills I got him and believe me he needs to do that more than he needs hydroxychloroquine.

  4. LOU, get out. I go out every day I am 79, with three issues weight, heart and lungs. “I rather die while I am living, than live while I am dying”–JB

  5. Heard on TV that this is the 6th year in a row that we have had earlier than usual tropical storm activity and the pros are thinking about moving up hurricane season official opening day.

  6. The Trump pill is used by the same people who eat live bats. He is playing to his base who snap up the copper bracelets and super pillows they advertise on Fox News. They are big fans of the “conspiracy” treatments that the real doctors don’t want you to know about.

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