How the Hell Would You Know the Difference? Part the Second

A friend has shared the above image, depicting Trump’s state of mind.

From the New York Times: Nearly One-Third of Covid Patients in Study Had Altered Mental State: The hospitalized patients showed signs of deteriorating neurological function, ranging from confusion to coma-like unresponsiveness, new research indicates.

From another friend, quoting a reliable medical source:

Hail to dexamethasone! The medication works:

Psychiatric adverse effects during systemic corticosteroid therapy are common. Two large meta-analyses found that severe reactions occurred in nearly 6% of patients, and mild to moderatereactions occurred in about 28%. Although disturbances of mood, cognition, sleep, and behavior as well as frank delirium or even psychosis are possible, the most common adverse effects of short-term corticosteroid therapy are euphoria and hypomania.

Now let us get on our knees and pray:

Patients should be evaluated for any suggestion of suicidality. Among patients with corticosteroid-induced psychosis, as many as 33% experience suicidal ideation. Lewis and Smith found that 2 of 79 patients with corticosteroid-induced severe mood disturbances completed suicide. Among 150 cases of corticosteroid-induced psychosis, Bräunig et al found 26 patients with suicidality, including 15 with suicidal ideation, 8 who attempted suicide, and 3 who completed suicide.

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Greetings to today’s readers, from Australia, Canada, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine, the United States, and Vietnam. Many of you live in countries with sane leaders. Congratulations.