Now that’s a lot of “absurd conspiracy theorists”
Hillary and the media are lambasting anyone and everyone who even mentions her health as “sexists” and “conspiracy theorists” with a political axe to grind. Ultimately, the media frenzy culminated in an article written by the WaPo’s Chris Cilizza who concluded that “the questions about Hillary Clinton’s health are absurd”…
Which means that, according to AAPS, 71% of US doctors and surgeons are absurd right-wing tin-foil hat-wearers…
Concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “serious—could be disqualifying for the position of President of the U.S.,” say nearly 71% of 250 physicians responding to an internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). About 20% said concerns were “likely overblown, but should be addressed as by full release of medical records.” Only 2.7% believed Hillary and responded that they were “just a political attack; I have confidence in the letter from her physician and see no cause for concern.”
Now that’s a lot of “absurd conspiracy theorists.”
71% of physicians thought concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “serious – could be disqualifying for the position of President.”
More than 78% said the health concerns had received “not enough emphasis” in the media, and only 2.7% that there had been “too much emphasis.”
Nearly two-thirds said that a physician who had a concern about a candidate’s fitness to serve for health reasons should “make the concerns known to the public.” Only 11% said a physician should “keep silent unless he had personally examined the patient,” and 10% that the candidate’s health was “off limits for public discussion.”
Eighty-eight respondents submitted comments.
One said that “the public interest will ALWAYS override either privacy rights or rights of self-determination in the case of a presidential candidate.”
Another mentioned Clinton’s “so called loss of memory claimed during her FBI questioning about her email server.”
Beyond the specific questions, one remarked that “I think that the candidate should be honest with the public about his/her health!”
The history of the concussion was concerning: “The public must watch the movie Concussion to realize that such an injury does affect thought process.”
A poll of 833 randomly selected registered voters by Gravis Marketing showed that nearly half (49%) were not even aware of the “well documented major health issues that Hillary Clinton has.” Nearly three-fourths (74%) were unaware of Bill Clinton’s statement that Hillary suffered a “terrible” concussion requiring “six months of very serious work to get over.” The majority (57%) thought that candidates should release their medical records.
“Both physicians and other voters think that health concerns are very relevant when choosing a presidential candidate,” states AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D.
“However, more than 40% of physician respondents were unaware of the cerebral sinus thrombosis, and the vast majority of voters were not aware of all of Clinton’s problems or their potential serious long-term implications for cognitive function.”