Pneumonia and politics… September 16, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Odd that pneumonia should come up in the public discourse. As is mentioned elsewhere on the site today some years ago I had pneumonia. I’ve got to admit I never understood until I had it just how easy it must be for those who are very weak to slip away from it. In the space of three days I went from felling a little off weather to coughing up blood. It took another two days before I got medical attention (I kept telling myself it wasn’t blood but dark phlegm – my stupid). The doctor who saw me told me that had I presented myself even a few hours later he’d have sent me to hospital for oxygen.
But more happily antibiotics worked with incredible speed. Within half a day I was much more my old self. And I was back at work in about five days – which was also pretty stupid in retrospect. Another week off to mend would have been better.
And just this weekend I was talking to someone whose aunt had died from it so rapidly, literally across a day or two, that they thought it might be something entirely different that had caused her death. So I have lot of sympathy on a human level for Hillary Clinton.
That said to be still attending functions two days after being diagnosed is odd. Dedication yes, but focused incorrectly. There’s no substitute for bed rest and antibiotics, even if one is running for President of the United States.
What’s odd about this is the way that Trump and his proxies have been pushing the sick Hillary line and for it to come true. It is possible she had it for a while now, there’s a supposedly ‘walking’ version of pneumonia where the person infected has a milder version, but… . One can almost picture the satisfaction in the Trump camp at this line having some tangibility to it.
But as to the future? How does this play? Any thoughts?