I had a bout of bronchitis a year ago, and found that asthma became my companion. The smoke from the fires over Christmas here in Australia made recovery impossible.

I had a very bad couple of months.

Luckily asthma medication is free or cheap here, so it's an inconvenience, not a threat.

Just another episode of America making life hard for those least able to afford it. The first duty of a nation is to its citizens, and taking care of their health is a basic.

Well, I guess that clown in the White House is making no progress on that front, judging by the horrific numbers.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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