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Carly Fiorina just endorsed Joe Biden on Fox News

https://twitter.com/RBReich/status/1313867375620485120?s=20

Americans pay more for insulin than any other developed country



https://twitter.com/JesseFFerguson/status/1313805965607743488?s=20




The U.S.pays several times more for insulin than any other developed country, according to a new RAND report.


Note: The chart above is comparing the U.S. to the other most expensive countries. The average OECD price, excluding the U.S., was about 11 times less than what the U.S. paid in 2018.

Why it matters: Insulin is an old drug and has been a poster child for excessive drug pricing for years, and yet nothing has been done that would significantly bring down its price.

Between the lines: This analysis focuses on list prices, not net prices after rebates. But the authors note that U.S. prices would still have been around four times higher than those in other countries even when accounting for rebates





https://www.axios.com/americans-pay-much-more-for-insulin-bd8db6a9-f9d9-48a4-bbad-23ca295dcfb1.html


Think Trump will fire Christopher Wray? Wray put out a new video on election security

https://twitter.com/AynRandPaulRyan/status/1313801419607035908?s=20


FBI Director Christopher Wray put this video out to try to quell fears about the security of the election by foreign and domestic influences.

It's pretty explicit. I'm not sure how he's going to keep his job after this.

John Bolton Seething With Jealousy After Trump Gets To Become Living Biological Weapon

WASHINGTON—Expressing frustration that the president was able to attain what he himself never had, former National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly seething with jealousy Tuesday that President Trump got to become a real-life living, breathing biological weapon. “If only I had stayed in the administration, I could’ve been the one to get infected with a deadly virus capable of defeating all of America’s enemies,” said Bolton, growing increasingly incensed that the president had so easily stumbled into such an efficient method of viral warfare. “It’s particularly galling because Donald Trump is totally wasting this golden opportunity just hanging out in the White House when he could bring Iran to its knees with one indoor face-to-face with Rouhani. The president has a moral imperative to fight for American interests by coughing repeatedly in the face of Kim Jong-un or at the very least wandering through a crowded North Korean market to infect as many civilians as possible.” At press time, a desperate Bolton was reportedly rubbing used hospital scrubs against his face and inhaling deeply while booking a flight to Tehran.

https://politics.theonion.com/john-bolton-seething-with-jealousy-after-trump-gets-to-1845288525

Apex man experiences life-threatening effects of COVID-19 weeks after diagnosis


Newlyweds Chavez and Ashlea Adams contracted coronavirus from a friend.


The Adamses reported mild symptoms, isolating at home as recommended by their doctors. After the isolation period ended and symptoms subsided, they moved on with the rest of their lives. The bounce-back wasn't as simple for Chavez Adams. Three weeks later, he started to lose momentum.


"I do this trail, it's like a five- or six-mile trail. I do it with my dog. I do it all the time and usually, it's like 45 minutes but this time, I had to call Ashley to come pick me up," he said. The two went directly to urgent care where Chavez Adams' temperature was 105. They went to the ER in Cary. "Took his temperature again: super high," Ashlea Adams said. "Did chest X-ray, drew blood, found haze in his lungs."

Chavez Adams was given pain medication and then sent home, he said. The family would make at least four more trips to the ER and hospitals before trying WakeMed in Apex. A nurse there noticed his extremely high heart rate and admitted him immediately. "His blood pressure bottomed out. His organs started to fail. His cardiac output was extremely low. His heart was failing. They put in a heart pump to save his life," Ashlea Adams recounted.

With his wife by his side, Chavez Adams, a lawyer, spent nearly a week in ICU. According to his medical team, the diagnosis wasn't COVID. In fact, he tested negative. Chavez was suffering from myocarditis, a life-threatening after-effect from the novel coronavirus.

https://abc11.com/health/newly-married-apex-couple-battles-life-threatening-covid-19-case/6789737/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot

So, "gasping" is trending on Twitter and Claudia Conway replied to Donald Trump

https://twitter.com/BinkleyOnStyle/status/1313261224268689408?s=20






Oh, brother. Trump is staging a dramatic exit from Walter Reed

https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/1313230232799842307?s=20


NEWS: Trump wants to make a dramatic exit from Walter Reed. He plans to walk out the golden front doors on camera, sources tell
@SalehaMohsin
and me. He's shooting a video inside the hospital first, and then will walk to car and then to Marine One. No plan to speak to press.

Nearly One-Third of Covid Patients in Study Had Altered Mental State

Nearly a third of hospitalized Covid-19 patients experienced some type of altered mental function — ranging from confusion to delirium to unresponsiveness — in the largest study to date of neurological symptoms among coronavirus patients in an American hospital system.

And patients with altered mental function had significantly worse medical outcomes, according to the study, published on Monday in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. The study looked at the records of the first 509 coronavirus patients hospitalized, from March 5 to April 6, at 10 hospitals in the Northwestern Medicine health system in the Chicago area.These patients stayed three times as long in the hospital as patients without altered mental function.

After they were discharged, only 32 percent of the patients with altered mental function were able to handle routine daily activities like cooking and paying bills, said Dr. Igor Koralnik, the senior author of the study and chief of neuro-infectious disease and global neurology at Northwestern Medicine. In contrast, 89 percent of patients without altered mental function were able to manage such activities without assistance.

Patients with altered mental function — the medical term is encephalopathy — were also nearly seven times as likely to die as those who did not have that type of problem.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/05/health/Covid-patients-mental-state.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesscience

I think Don Jr. must have smuggled some amphetamines in to his father

https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1313073826515820546?s=21

This clown put spackle on his face in the middle of the night

https://twitter.com/abc/status/1313003082582839296?s=21


to pose for pictures. Without a mask on, endangering the life of the photographer. He really doesn’t look well.
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