Ok. Sure. Why not?
The Clinton camp is furiously seeking viable, believable answers to the mounting questions about Hillary’s health.
The coughing fits, seeming disorientation, and other symptoms were written off last week as being a result of seasonal allergies.
After today’s medical emergency, that saw a weak and seemingly near-unconscious Clinton being lifted and stuffed into a van, her team is now claiming that she had been diagnosed by her doctor with pneumonia on Friday.
Today’s episode, they are spinning, was a result of becoming dehydrated as she stood out to observe a 9/11 memorial service.
CBS reported on the statement from her doctor:
“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,” said Dr. Lisa R. Bardack, Clinton’s doctor. “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.”
Then why not release the statement about the pneumonia on Friday, since the question of her health was already an issue?
In summer 2015, Clinton’s campaign released a statement from her doctor saying the 68-year-old appeared to be healthy, though noting that she suffers from hypothyroidism, seasonal allergies and also takes medication to prevent blood clots. In December 2012, Clinton sustained a concussion after fainting and was unable to testify on the Benghazi attacks, rescheduling for another date. She was admitted to the hospital later that month with a blood clot, which was treated and which Bardack said last summer has been fully resolved. Clinton remains on blood-thinning medication as a precaution.
Pneumonia can certainly cause coughing fits, as well as weakness and even fainting, usually from the lack of oxygen. Something tells me, however, that as with all things Clinton, there is more to this that they’re not telling us.
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