Last Friday Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, although this was not disclosed to the public at the time. The result was a near fainting spell on Sunday, and she had to be helped into a van to leave early from a 9/11 memorial service in New York. She ended up going to her daughter’s apartment to recover, and later that day back to her home in Chappaqua, New York. Eventually the campaign announced that she did indeed have pneumonia.
The public needs to know about candidates health
There have been questions with the health of both presidential candidates, and hiding the diagnosis of pneumonia from Friday until Sunday did little to ease the public’s scepticism for Mrs. Clinton. To combat this, on Wednesday Hillary released a letter addressing both the pneumonia diagnosis and her overall health. This came from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack who is the chair of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, New York. She had the following to say in a public letter regarding Hillary’s health:
My overall impression is that Mrs. Clinton has remained healthy and has not developed new medical conditions this year other than a sinus and ear infection and her recently diagnosed pneumonia. She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest. She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States. - Dr. Lisa Bardack
Back on the campaign trail
It has been four days since her incident in New York, and Hillary is now back on the campaign trail. She returns for a rally in North Carolina, but due to being sidelined for three days she missed events in both California and Nevada. She will have to make up for lost time, as well as hope that the health questions don’t continue to haunt her.