[S]aid Robert Colgrove, interim chief of infectious diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. “A welcome development is that totally vaccinated, frail older people with medical conditions — even among them we’re seeing very few hospitalizations, unlike in the first couple of pre-vaccine waves of the epidemic when there were just enormous amounts of very, very sick [elderly] people.”
But Lambda is on the way and there are more than a dozen other variants of potential concern.
I’m going to buy a civilian tombstone for Russ, copying his father’s & mother’s, adding only Beloved Son and Russ’s birth and death dates. His father, Rev. F.M. Wheat’s stone has a quotation from Corinthians: “At home with the Lord.”
I’ll use that, too. I like its double-meaning, whatever was meant in the New Testament (I’m not a Christian), plus an Afterlife meaning as well.
Retired Colonel Art, who may not want his last name used, is leading the effort to get a military stone recognizing Russ’s service as a Vietnam combat infantry lieutenant platoon leader. Who was wounded in both legs, still wearing the scars when he transitioned at age 81. Hope you’re enjoying yourself, Russ.
Slippery Joe’s stumble (three of them) on the steep stairs to Air Force One is a depth-perception problem of his dementia, not the wind as his idiot press secretary claimed. Of course she couldn’t mention his dementia, which will eventually hinder his teleprompter reading for speeches, too.
Interestingly, his stair-climbing problems may lead to a gentler, two- or three-level climb for future presidents. Trump used to say that he admired the way the youthful Bronco ran up and down the stairs, which Trump couldn’t do. We can suppose Harris will try to if she has to replace Pedo Joe before his term ends. Otherwise, the problem will be fixed somehow. Otherwise the stumblebum will keep it up.
“So, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
–FS Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Lovely ministrations from Indigo Nails pedicurist Julie snipped off two ingrowing toenails from one of my big toes on Sunday afternoon. It no longer aches when I rub it on the sheets at night. She said they might recur if I let the growing of the nail extend into more than a month before cutting. So I’ll be remembering to make a monthly pedicure appointment from now on. Should have done this years ago, ingrown toenails or no. I missed a good thing.
Finally, scientific proof that wearing a mask can be bad for your health even if you don’t catch the Chinese Communist Party Virus. Explains why I almost passed out the first time I wore one for an extended period at the grocery: lack of oxygen in the blood and buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood.
Of course you can’t get into a grocery or most other stores without wearing one and for liability reasons it’s doubtful these studies would persuade a store manager to step out of line. So, take deep breaths before and after shopping. And don’t just browse. I cheat and lift it for a breath when no one’s looking.