People Are Furious Over This Video Of Hillary Clinton Hugging A Little Girl
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton fell ill at a 9/11 memorial service in New York and had to be escorted away.
A video was captured showing Clinton's knees buckling as aides helped her get into her van.
The former secretary of state was then taken to her daughter's New York apartment to recover. Eventually, Clinton emerged from the apartment and told people she was "feeling great."
Initially, Clinton's campaign claimed she "overheated," but her doctor eventually revealed she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.
Her campaign is now being criticized for how it handled the disclosure of this information.
The former secretary of state is also receiving criticism for what she did as she came out of her daughter's apartment.
As she was leaving, Clinton hugged a little girl, and people seem to think this was irresponsible given she has pneumonia and could spread her illness.
But Clinton was reportedly given antibiotics by her doctor on Friday, and people are typically no longer contagious 24 hours after taking them.
Not to mention, pneumonia is spread "from person-to-person when small droplets of water that contain the bacteria get into the air and people breathe them in," according to the CDC.
So, people spread the disease when they cough or sneeze while in close contact with others, who end up breathing in the bacteria.
Hillary hugged the girl, she didn't cough or sneeze in her face. As noted above, she was also on antibiotics for more than 24 hours, which make it unlikely she was still contagious.
In other words, based on what Clinton's doctor told us, hugging the little girl was probably harmless.
That didn't stop the Internet outrage, however, and a lot of people were tweeting about it.
There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding Clinton's health in recent weeks due to remarks made by both Donald Trump and his supporters, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. This incident definitely added fuel to the fire.
Accordingly, Hillary Clinton is planning on releasing additional medical records this week.
In the wake of all this, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump also pledged to release detailed medical records.
Citations: Daily Mail