Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Hospitalized With COVID-19

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Five days after announcing that he tested positive for the coronavirus, Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Randall Woodfin has been hospitalized with COVID-19 complications. The announcement came just days after Woodfin lost his grandmother to the disease.


“COVID-19 has made its way to my doorstep,” wrote Woodfin in a Wednesday tweet revealing that he was suffering from mild symptoms of the coronavirus. Two days later, on January 1, the first-term mayor’s grandmother succumbed after a prolonged battle with the illness.

On Monday evening, Woodfin was admitted to a Birmingham hospital for symptoms associated with COVID-related pneumonia.

Alabama ranks among the worst 10 states for the coronavirus, with a positivity test rate of 40 percent, one of the worst in the nation, the Associated Press reports. In Birmingham, hospital beds are at 95 percent capacity and county health officials report 624 deaths in the last 7 days.

Woodfin’s staff told The Root that the mayor was resting comfortably.

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First, he looks like Tank. Next, okay enough of the bullshit. We can put our neuralmelanin together and come up with some natural remedies to AT LEAST fortify ourselves through 2021 and the new strain of this virus. My best friend’s mom was one of 17 (yes 17) who died in the Atlanta assisted living facility in April.

Please drink and eat healthy everyone. Get a plastic bucket, organic fertilizer ($6 a bag) and some organic seeds and grow your greens inside if you are in a cold climate. Pulse/blend some celery and apples and fresh lemon juice together and drink it. Hot green tea with tumeric and fresh ginger. We are dying because more of us are walking around sick in the first place and we are pushed to the back of the line at the hospital.

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