I hope Hillary Clinton gets over her pneumonia quickly. I’d say the same to anyone, even Donald Trump. No one wants anyone else to be sick.
Pneumonia used to be a serious illness and it still is for those with weakened respiratory systems, and people die from it. But when it is treated properly with antibiotics it can be little more than an inconvenience, hence the term “walking pneumonia.”
Bronchitis is also a respiratory illness that can be serious as well, and a lot of people with weakened systems die from it. But thanks to urban legend and memories of overprotective mothers who told us to “wear a jacket when it rains or you’ll catch pneumonia,” pneumonia is the one that has taken on a reputation as being the death knell.
The way some Chicken Littles in the media see it, though, Ms. Clinton’s health has become a “real issue” in the campaign and it’s time for her to release all her medical records. Okay, and let’s have Donald Trump do the same along with his taxes just to be on the safe side.