Earlier this week, according to Bloomberg, Nancy (“Science, Science, Science“) Pelosi told fellow Democrats in a conference call that Donald Trump’s “thinking might be affected by steroids he’s taken to treat his coronavirus infection.” The comment came after Trump curiously decided to halt talks over a stimulus package to help Americans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The speaker, who is fond of lording her own fealty to science over Trump, who in her learned view prefers to wallow in ignorance, was demonstrating her awareness of the dangers of the drugs known as steroids. (RELATED: How many violations of face mask protocol can you count in this video of Nancy Pelosi?)
The only problem with Pelosi’s conclusion, culled no doubt from a careful perusal of a Reader’s Digest article on “roid rage,” is that there are two classes of steroids. Anabolic steroids, the ones that are used illegally to increase muscle mass and that cause dynamic and unpredictable mood swings, are a different chemical entirely from corticosteroids (aka medicals steroids), the anti-inflammatory drugs that have been prescribed for the president.
A study coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and analyzed by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at the University of Bristol focused on patient mortality over a 28-day period after treatment with corticosteroids. It found that treatment with these drugs led to a 20% reduction in the risk of death.
Maybe Pelosi should stick to subjects she knows something about. As soon as I figure out which subjects those might be, I’ll let you know.