Clinton: "Let's Protect All Our Kids." Did Secretary Clinton Pull A Nancy Snyderman and Expose Others to Disease Risk?
By Kim Stagliano
During the political season, vaccination mandates and exemption considerations have been part of the conversation. Candidates are branded "anti-vaccine" for any discussion other than, "Vax early and often without thought." Vaccine rights are certainly relevant here at Age of Autism, where so many of us have vaccine injured children, grandchildren, and loved ones.
With this in mind, I listened carefully to a CNN report yesterday as I was driving home from Massachusetts to Connecticut with my three daughters, after a visit with my parents. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton was said to have "overheated" at an event commemorating 9/11 in New York City and then "stumbled" when she got into her vehicle. A later reporte amended the story:
From CNN yesterday: Hillary Clinton has pneumonia, her doctor said Sunday, hours after the Democratic nominee stumbled and exited a 9/11 commemoration ceremony early.
Take a look at the video below.
Stumbled? I see a poor woman who has perhaps passed out, appears limp and is dragged into the vehicle - her shoes are toes down on the pavement. It's a sad moment to watch, for sure. She is a mother. And a grandmother.... Ah yes, a grandmother. This brings us back to vaccination. Clinton tweeted her thoughts on vaccines in a Tweet:
Let's talk about protecting "all our kids."
Secretary Clinton went to her daughter Chelsea's apartment in Manhattan. Chelsea has two children under the age of two. Charlotte was born on 9/26/2014 and brother Aiden was born just this past June. (Chelsea must be pretty tired, my older daughters are 19 months apart.)
Is Secretary Clinton vaccinated against pneumonia?
If so, her vaccine failed. I'd better check the sky color. Grandma told me vaccines work. If not, then she's as anti-vaxxer as the rest of us! (Shall we teach her the secret handshake?)
I have to assume California's public health establishment lead by Dr. Richard Pan will politely request that she refrain from visiting their fair state. They are in a dither about infectious disease, after all. They have rammed SB277 down the throats of citizens denying vaccine exemptions to children. And as of last week, it's clear that they will target doctors who write medical exemptions for their young patients - despite telling voters that SB277 will protect the medical exemption. Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC went out for a bowl a soup while under Ebola quarantine and subsequently lost her job. The basic tenet of infectious disease management is as simple as "don't cough and sneeze and spew bodily fluids on those around you." We learn that in preschool.
Maybe Mrs. Clinton got a personal exemption of her very own to that rule?
Subsequent reports yesterday showed Mrs. Clinton leaving Chelsea's apartment looking far more vigorous than early in the day. I'm glad about that. It's not my way to wish physical harm on others. She is a wife, mother and grandmother. Just like me. Oh wait, I'll never be a grandmother....
The NY Daily News reported:
Clinton stepped out of the apartment alone shortly before noon. She chatted with a little girl outside, smiled and waved to reporters and shouted, “It’s a beautiful day in New York!
It seems to me that Secretary Clinton has put a whole lot of people in disease harms way. Her staff. Reporters. Her contributors. Her family. Barbra Streisand!!
I hope that cute little girl told Mrs. Clinton, "Don't rain (or cough) on my parade...."
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor for Age of Autism.