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Get Well Soon or In Bad Shape: How the internet reacted to Clinton's pneumonia

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Get Well Soon or In Bad Shape: How the internet reacted to Clinton's pneumonia

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It started as a cough, it became a stumble and now it’s all over social media. Whether you prefer hashtag #HillarysHealth or #PneumoniaGate, the world is talking and mostly speculating about the Democratic presidential nominee’s wellbeing.

After a fainting spell at the 9/11 memorial service on Sunday, she told the media she has pneumonia, a swelling of the tissue of the lungs, usually caused by a bacterial infection. It is treatable with antibiotics, rest and drinking fluids.

Despite the explanation and the apparent mildness of her illness, conspiracies and speculation abound.

Bad bill of health

Trump supporters wasted no time in seizing on Clinton’s symptoms

And some took it into the realm of the conspiracy with the rise of the hashtag #HillarysBodyDouble

And sore Bernie supporters were also cashing in on Hillary’s condition

Just what the doctor ordered

While her supporters were quick to her defence

Others took the chance to take a swipe at Trump

And some just didn’t see what all the fuss was about

Trying to put it all in context.

Only on Twitter.

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