Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Clinton's health issue focused in presidential campeign

The US presidential campaign has reached a new stage. The doubt that Hillary Clinton, the candidate of Democratic Party, has medical complications was raised recently.

Indeed, Clinton made a cough during the campaign trail. After that, she was diagnosed with pneumonia related to an allergic reaction. A heat stroke perhaps had an adverse influence on her physical health too.

The Washington Post: Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign

Seasonal allergy is not a rare disease, and no elder persons like Clinton has a perfect body condition. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, had to quit his seat once due to ulcerative colitis. But he got recovered and regained the chair of the PM. Clinton was reported to have some medical histories such as deep vein thrombosis as well.

CNN: What we know about Hillary Clinton’s health

Another concern about Clinton’s health is a possibility of Parkinson’s disease. Some people, especially supporting Trump, claim that there are evidence suggest that Clinton is suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Mail Online: Republican state representative claims that Clinton has Parkinson's disease after her aides reveal pneumonia diagnosis following her dramatic exit from 9/11 ceremony

Clinton’s side is hesitating to disclose her health information, as it belongs to her privacy. But this policy is criticized by several citizens claiming that the nominee of President should clarify his or her status as much as possible.

The New York Times: Hillary Clinton Is Set Back by Decision to Keep Illness Secret

In my opinion, it is unsure that Clinton has a serious physical problem. Information is so biased that I hardly believe one-sided publication. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic illness which causes many symptoms in patient’s mental status. But it does not directly mean that patients with Parkinson’s disease have no right to be the president. Nonetheless, I understand the worry of citizens to see physical issues of their leader. However, it is not wise to disclose the physical information of the president in the future, because it will indicate to reveal a weakness of the leader to enemies.

Anyway, the presidential race encountered a new concern which is not desired by anyone.

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