Hillary’s Health Issues

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Hillary’s Health Issues

Daniel Carvalheiro-Santos, Staff Writer

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This week Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton showed sudden signs of disorientation and weakness at a 9/11 Memorial Event. After it was reported that she was not “ok”, she fled to the safety of her daughter’s New York apartment. Yes, Hillary, family time with the grandchild is a perfectly good cover-up story. But why are we focusing so much on her health if there are more important subjects (politically) to discuss? As Christiane Amanpour stated after the incident, “Can’t the girl have a sick day?”

In modern society,  most workers are allowed to take sick days, at least if we are looking in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most full-time private sector employees have an average eight days of paid sick leave per year. If we look further into the subject, we will probably notice that government jobs offer even more sick-days. These thoughts all lead to one essential question, how many sick days does the President of the United States of America get? As a presidential candidate, what prevents Hillary Clinton from taking a sick-day?

Although she only has 49 days left until Election Day during one of the fiercest election seasons ever, she is still only a human being. Humans have a breaking point where we must absolutely rest and sometimes even give up. We, as students, recognize this fact one-hundred percent. If it is hard to keep up with all the work we are assigned in high school, imagine having a couple states to visit and a U.N. meeting to attend, never underestimating, of course, what Donald Trump has done on the campaign trail.

When all is said and done, yes, Hillary Clinton tried to hide the fact that she had pneumonia. Although she is better now, most Americans want to be able to trust her. But, speaking as an American, I think we are ok with Hillary taking a day off, just this once.

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