Sunday afternoon saw Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton seem to pass out, or nearly so, while she was being escorted out of the day’s New York City memorial ceremony for the victims of the 9/11 terror attack.
The world was then left scratching their heads at what was wrong with the candidate who had for months asserted that she was exceptionally healthy while detractors claimed otherwise.
Now, there is a supposed answer for Clinton’s “medical episode” experienced while in New York City Sunday morning — the presidential candidate has pneumonia.
Reports suggest that Clinton received the diagnosis last Friday — although she never notified the public.
ABC News published a statement from the Clinton campaign discussing both Sunday’s incident and the pneumonia diagnosis, featuring Clinton’s doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack, who said:
‘Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.’
Pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs, is a serious disease, one which when affecting the medically vulnerable — such as those who are of Hillary Clinton’s age — can often lead to death.
And yet, neither she nor any representative from her campaign ever notified the public. The only word about the diagnosis comes after the illness has apparently become — or been shown to be — so severe that the presidential candidate came close to collapsing while standing in New York for a morning 9/11 memorial ceremony.
The incident has already taken off as calling into serious question the integrity of the Clinton campaign in dealing with the candidate’s health. Pneumonia is a serious condition. Often, the condition does not come alone, either becoming chronic or accompanying a more serious and deeply physiologically set disease.
And yet, the Clinton campaign did not notify any public body whatsoever of Clinton’s condition until now, and all the while Clinton has remained in the running for leader of the United States of America — while the public has had no idea what was going on.
Certainly Clinton could still serve as president even with chronic pneumonia. But there’s also the possibility that she couldn’t.
And any exploitation of such a fact that blows up in the Clinton campaign’s face, possibly even to the point of pushing Hillary out of her apparent path to the White House, can be laid at the feet of whoever decided not to tell the public about Clinton’s health condition.